i had a topic, but it eludes me now, living lives for another.
relationships and actions are directed. actions are arrows, going only
out, emanating from the self outward. there are no cyclic associations,
well there are, but there is no one line that draws us all in, no common
thread. we are individuals interacting. directed graph. arrows start
at my heart and soul and point towards others. if i am lucky, others
arrows point to me. choice reigns supreme. take down any of those
arrows that i put up. anytime. i decide to put them up, or take them
down, or put up two. like trees standing in a forest, but not the ones
that share a root system. in my forest, any single tree can exist by
itself, can flourish. there are trees that do even better in the shade
there are those trees which provide shade, and those that still nutrients
and those that by falling and rotting provide essential vitamins for
other younger trees.