“How good it is, how pleasant, where the people dwell as one! . . . There the Lord has lavished blessings, life for evermore.” ps. 133
To dwell as one involves crowding and overlapping.
Touching each other.
Sharing the same reality — experiencing it differently.
Leaning in and reaching out.
Wrestling free — and nestling closer.
When we dwell as one, we honor dynamism and we also—
Rest in the flow.
How do we accomplish this? I’m afraid the high level impression of this painting answers this question in a much tidier way than I intend — or experience.
But the messier elements that we often experience in relationships are also present if you look deeper.
Shifting perspectives, moods, patterns —
Transparency and opaqueness.
Am I part of the leaf, the stem, the roots, the petals, the sky, the ground —
And so are you.