The stigma that the words “reliance” and “dependency” have is a testament to the aversion we teach for anything other than strict individualistic independence. And yet, we are social beings and need each other. And that’s fine. In fact, it makes us good, happy and healthy.
With gratitude to L., who helped me so much with getting my paper on religious syncretism done. I’m happy to relay the spirit in having V. over for lunch (mussel pasta) and a hug because she needs it.