|Our Relationship Book|
|Color pencil, chocolate wrapper, |
scrap paper and glue stick.
|We play Scrabble for a cumulative |
score to help prevent hurt feelings.
This gift of meaningful communication and deepening connection is one of my most treasured possessions.
When I browse through our relationship book I have many reactions. From disbelief that I could have written anything so embarrassingly gushing, to appreciation for how nurturing and thoughtful my sweetie has always been. I read our responses to each others writings with fondness for a young relationship that was fresh and imperfect. Our book is something of a time capsule for me. And although I may not want to share most of the contents with anyone else, I treasure them.
As I consider new uses for the books I create, I often refer to these kinds of meaningful experiences. Blank books are wonderful for personal introspection and plumbing the depths of our souls. And more than becoming a record of thoughts or events, they offer an unexpected route to deepening our connection with others.