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I guess it must be my time for revisiting older photos. Here is one from May, 2008. It was actually the May Day festival in China. I was visiting at the home of one of my education students as part of the celebrations for both the May Day festival and her birthday. One of the events planned for the day was to ride in a motorcycle taxi to visit a park just outside of the village about an hour’s drive from my apartment in the city. The photo shows a blurred reflection of my wife in the motorcycle’s mirror.
Just how well can we know our significant others? I wonder as I struggle to come to grips with who I am, how one can ever claim to know anyone all that well. It seems that the closer one gets, the more the other becomes a mystery. I think this even gets more confusing when projections begin to be withdrawn. Long years of being together has given a person some sort of idea who this significant other is. Yet, as one or both begin the quest for self discovery, then the image of the other shifts like some shapechanger.
Who is this stranger? Are you ready for your eyes to be wide open, to risk seeing more clearly, to risk the relationship? Or, will you retreat into past patterns, will you choose to get stuck?