So just a couple of birds, right?
Not to me!
There were a number of reminders to me today about how special and fortunate it is for any of us to be with someone we love.
It's not just that two heads are better than one.
Pretty much, everything is better with a partner who looks back at us and smiles.
We magnify the joy and we share the sorrow, together.
What my dad used to call my mom, his "better half!"
What we are lacking in, often our soulmate can fill in the blank.
And planning and executing is as a team, rather than flying solo.
There is someone who keeps our lofty ideas in check and at the same time challenges us when it's time to think bigger.
We learn from the other person, at the same time that we teach them maybe a little thing or two from our repertoire.
Strategically, divide and conquer makes everything from routine tasks to complex projects easier to achieve, especially when we agree on the goal and the approach.
Even the "occasional" disagreements and fights helps us to learn to control our temperament and to work things out or when to take a break and think things through afresh.
Someone to reach out to.
Someone to hold unto.
Someone to caress.
Someone to buttress.
Someone who makes us a better person than the one we see in the mirror naked and mortal.
Like 2 by 2 in Noah's Ark or in the birds and the bees, we are committed to that special someone.
The Bat Kol calls out "so and so shall be married to so and so" like only the L-rd in heaven can decree from the rib of man to the flesh of a women. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)