A few days ago, I noticed a police officer driving on his own in an official car. I had to look closer, to examine the situation, yet I was right, he was in fact alone. I found that to be strange scenario because just like turtle doves, police officers often come in pairs; companionship is important. Travelling in pairs is a well-known safety measure, this ensures each officer has a backup in the form of a partner. A friend, a helping hand, a witness, a support mechanism. Just like the animals going into Noah’s Ark, doing life ‘two by two’ is always a good idea.
Companionship should never be taken for granted. It turns out that this is what holds us up in difficult times, someone to laugh with, cry with, celebrate with and do life with. Some people often get into romantic relationships in the hope of not being alone in the long run. ‘I got married for companionship’ many people say. But so many people don’t do life with their significant other, they just pass through life side by side, like strangers.
Is your other half instead actually a friend, or a family member? Someone who knows you, within and without. Who will hold your hand when needed or pull out the ice cream when the heartbreak comes. Who do you call whenever you get good news or bad news. Who do you pray for as much as they pray for you? Who is your silence buddy? The one person that you can sit next to in the silence and communicate your emotions as clearly as you would with a monologue? Not the deafening silence that shows a lack of connection, in dead relationships.
Do you still hope to encounter this person? Are you still doing life alone in the hopes that your real other half is on the way? Do you still dream of this all encompassing best friend and lover? If you are, who is your interim companion?
So who is your support mechanism? Who do you do life with? Who does life with you; is it your friend, a family member, or your other half? Is there someone you want by your side when all of your dreams come true? That’s your other half!
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