The Soul Reporter on Being a Team.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint Exupery
I remember when this quote had resonance. It was during a time when my husband and I worked as a team. Our eyes were looking outward toward the island of Maui from our suburban home in Minnesota. While we faced the same direction, we tore down the life we were only beginning to build.
We sold the house we were married in, and many of the items contained inside. Together we defeated the naysayers, and continued to say yes to our dream. We would defy the $5 a gallon milk prices, island fever, prejudice for haoles, a terrible school system, rust eating our cars, and even cockroaches.
But, we never made it to Maui, and soon our eyes began to drift away from the island of Maui, and also away from each other. It’s been 10 long years since we sold our cul-de-sac home, and we’ve watched our life go to hell ever since. We’ve also watched our marriage do the same.