When God gives you a gift,
he wraps it in the form of a person.
What makes a fire burn, is it space between the logs, a breathing space.
Too much of a good thing, too many logs packed to tight can douse the flames almost as surely as a pail of water.
So building fires requires attention to the spaces in between, as much as to the wood.
When we are able to build open spaces in the same way we have learned to pile on logs, then we come to see how it is fuel, and the absence of fuel together, that make fire possible.
We only need to lay a log lightly from time to time. A fire grows simply because the space is there, with openings in which the flame that knows just how it wants to burn can find its way.
- Judy Brown
Two are better than one,
because they have a good reward for their toil.
For if they fall, one will lift up the other;
but woe to one who is alone and falls
and does not have another to help.
- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10