- of all kinds - are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an
open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand
and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers.
You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship
is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person,
it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively,
and the relationship slips away and is lost.
© 1998-2000 Punit