” . . . a new world is born.” Such a beautiful quote about true friendship. A new world. A world replete with the promise of good things to be discovered and experienced. A world of laughter and understanding and compassion and acceptance. And good plain fun that inspires uncontrollable laughter. And joy. And lingering feelings of happiness that span the length of absence.
A reflection of my better self. My fidus Achates. Best friend. The Other I. My Second Self. The other part of me that is attached by an invisible thread that stretches and springs and spans the vastness of time and space. Its tensile strength being immeasurable.
Life offers its many gifts but meeting The Other I is at the top of the list of serendipitous and cosmic sparks. Connection and relationship and creating new worlds . . . it doesn’t get much better than this. Life has a way of surprising us and, as Tony Robbins would say, we like the surprises that we want and call the surprises that we don’t want “problems.” Albert Einstein said, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.”
I love this quote. Do I believe that I live in a friendly universe? Yes. And yes. Meeting my Second Self confirms that new worlds can be born. That miracles present. That there are opportunities for change and growth. That counting and counting have two very different meanings in the ways of life and love and friendship. That very few things that truly matter can be quantified. That laugh lines hold more value than zeros in my bank account. That the sound of my laughter is a far better legacy than any fortune I can leave behind. That “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” — Albert Einstein