Something I admire about Elastic, it takes a lot to pull it apart. The stronger it is the harder to break it.
Take the elastic band. Beautiful. Perfectly cast roundness, unbreakable and together. Pull it and it stretches lovely.
I had an elastic band holding my rear head torch in place all winter. Tough bands them. Mine eventually broke, but from old age bless it.
When I think of that band and compare it to us, and our families I question our strength of solid connectivity.
For elastic, it’s science, it doesn’t have a mind it doesn’t have to think under pressure of being stretched it just does its science thing.
For us, our lifes generally elasticate around family, friends, work and other activities. Expanding and contracting in a usually ok place.
Yet sometimes we are close to snapping that beautiful elastic existence for one reason or another.
For whatever those reasons, right or wrong do we really want to break that perfect elasticitiy, sadly yes and all too often sometimes.
Yet, unlike the broken elastic band holding my rear head torch in place, as people we can mend our relations.
For us its not science but our humanity that decides on our continued connectivity.
Unlike the elastic band, it is possible.