the little girl

i read something the other day
about marriage being a life-long
conversation with another person

and that sounded really beautiful
to me

it is not about resolving or agreeing
all the time but, rather, an on-going
open dialogue with another human being
you respect

and that got me to thinking about
my relationship with myself
and how it could be treated in the same way

as an ongoing dialogue
with someone i respect

i think this is especially important
when i am talking to

the little girl