Relationships - 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 on to some of it, but most will
A relationship is like that.
Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the
it is likely to remain intact. But hold too
tightly, too possessively,
and the relationship slips away and is lost.