Clearing The Path Toward Relationships


What's coming between you and your relationships? Maybe it's something as innocuous as geography or as unfortunate as a busy life.  But then again, maybe there's a wedge slowly driving you apart: an unresolved conflict, an unforgiven heartache, an unfortunate misunderstanding.

Whatever it may be, what if ignoring the breech is causing some unseen, but felt ailment?

Shouldn't you just go ahead and talk it out?

Wouldn't it be great to clear the air of the nagging friction?

I absolutely love Philip Larkin's beautiful word picture.  Maybe you'll find it encouraging as well.

No Road

Since we agreed to let the road between us Fall to disuse, And bricked our gates up, planted trees to screen us, And turned all time's eroding agents loose, Silence, and space, and strangers - our neglect Has not had much effect.

Leaves drift unswept, perhaps; grass creeps unmown; No other change. So clear it stands, so little overgrown, Walking that way tonight would not seem strange, And still would be allowed. A little longer, And time would be the stronger,

Drafting a world where no such road will run From you to me; To watch that world come up like a cold sun, Rewarding others, is my liberty. Not to prevent it is my will's fulfillment. Willing it, my ailment.

Which road do you need to clear?