“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
― Anaïs Nin
Tho most times its our soul that we seek in the other and at times the journey becomes a bit more challenging than we expected. My son Zev and I are on a trip to visit relatives back east and we have run afoul of a snowstorm in Montreal. It’s an interesting feeling being at the mercy of other people’s scheduling and choices and other people’s behaviours and it really brings home how the only thing that we can really affect is how we react to everything. I feel fortunate in that Zev has become a young man at least as adaptable and accepting when things get a bit rough as I am and now we are safely ensconced in a room for the night ready to continue tomorrow. Would we be here even if we had argued and fought and complained the whole way? Probably and eventually but it helped to have someone else realizing that we needed to keep our sense of selves and senses of humour intact through it all.
Yet in my son, I not only see reflections of myself and my partner but also the man he is fast becoming and I feel proud.