Sunday, February 10, 2013
One of the truths Teri likes to make very clear is that I don't speak for her. I have tended to be a bit more public in my work and volunteer stuff, but she has done a dandy job of finding her own passions and causes. We've been known to tackle some projects together, but lately, I think we've both enjoyed my moving into the background a bit and making room for her to take up the sash, so to speak!
Sometimes, I think the secret to life is to just listen to the yearnings and tantrums of the soul--it pulls us in the directions we need to go. For me, there have been times when that means a public face, a seat on a committee or board, or deep involvement in the problems of the world. Other times, those yearnings are for more creativity, problem-solving in a more immediate sphere, learning a new skill or task, or just participating in the simplest pacing of a day. Sometimes, it's her turn and sometimes, it's my turn--I think we both sort of groove on the reality that in our relationship, we get to shake it up, wear different hats, and no one gets stuck playing one role for long.