“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
A crazy image but the perfect visual to describe the ties that bind. Each of us is uniquely bound to another, to a community, to a cause.
The ties that bind, that indescribable feeling that bonds each of us together. It is those fibers that make us feel a part of something bigger than ourselves. Ultimately, it is that same feeling of connection that empowers us to act and to help another.
We are all connected by a thousand tiny fibers and sympathetic threads, as Melville said.
The question remains, how do we turn that connection into action and the cause into an effect?
P.S. Apologies for the resend on this post and tomorrows. Due to a new web-host, the two earlier post this week were not sent to my beloved email subscribers, so here is Monday’s post and Wednesdays will come tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support!
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