I picked up my copy of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's, Gift From the Sea, and noticed I bought it in 1996. Her words and ideas, originally written in 1955, are still spot on. I marked a particular passage and as I re-read it, the wisdom of it touched me again.
"The only real security is not owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what is was in nostalgia, nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now. For relationships too, must be like islands. One must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits - islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, continually visited and abondened by the tides. One must accept the secuity of the winged life, of ebb and flow, of intermittency." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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