NOW YOU ARE closer, you’ve shared something of yourself, yet when you stand out upon your bridge you find that it still wobbles beneath you, that the supporting cables give slightly with each step.

No one single thread of voice echoing from canyon wall to canyon wall is enough to support a deep connection. Connection is reciprocal, and your bridge will be brittle unless two voices, two stories, are intertwined across the gap. You are both equal players in the process of relating, both there to hear and be heard, to know and be known. It is therefore essential to notice how you listen.