The Magic of Couples

Mar 13, 2013 by

The Magic of Couples

Heart on Fire

Good night, good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Who hasn’t heard that quote from Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. It’s one of the most famous couplets of all time. Couplets got me thinking. Poetic couplets are “two lines forming a complete thought“. Human couplets are two people forming one complete thought. Professional couplets are two individuals forming a strong union.

Custom crafting our couplets, our pair bonds, our connections is what it is all about.  Building amazing partnerships with people, places and things let’s us open up, be vulnerable, be strong, be more than we are alone. And when it comes down to it, that’s what we all crave: connection and community. There is a great TED Talk about vulnerability, by Brene Brown. She says “… connection is why we’re here. It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives” (3:20).

Couplets, pairs, companions, mates … they all take a big leap of faith … they all require our letting go and getting vulnerable … they all require nurturing, giving, putting someone or something first, ahead of ourselves. That step of trust, that leap of faith, that letting go of your own needs and giving totally to something outside of you is what ignites the bond. And what makes that couplet so much more magical than any individual.

You can couple with a person, a romantic partner, an idea, a place, a group of people, a place. Couplets don’t have to be just with a person. We make couplets all the time with all sorts of things: jobs, companies, music, ideas.

So here’s my question: “When was the last time you truly made a couplet?” When was the last time that you let go and fully committed to a pair? A pair in anything. A place, a group, an idea, a person. And did you do it with your eyes open?

See you on the wire

— Steven Cardinale

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