In the battle to define
what is the
1st thing: What is a Keystone anyway? "A keystone is the wedge-shaped stone piece at theapex of a masonry vault or arch, which is the final piece placed during construction and locks all the stones into position, allowing the arch to bear weight." (Wikipedia)
What does this have to do with you...
A relationship is the keystone of the arch that is your life. If you don't have one, then you are left to hold together the sides of the arch alone. And YES IT IS HARDER for you as "half " a stone. Don't get all confused by your ego telling you "but you're doing just fine." Yea, you might be surviving, but when you are cooperating with an ally of a partner, THAT'S WHEN YOU THRIVE.
Consider this: "Although a masonry arch or vault cannot be self-supporting until the keystone is placed, the keystone experiences the least stress of any of the voussoirs, due to its position at the apex." (Wikipedia)
Imagine that. When the apex is positioned correctly, it balances all other things, AND the "marriage/relationship" keystone thrives because it receive the least amount of stress.
THE KEYSTONE OF YOUR LIFE IS THE RELATIONSHIP WITH A PARTNER.
It supports and strengthens ALL other things in your life, YET it remains unburdened when the stone is based on COOPERATION and CONSIDERATION.
We all lose that focus once in a while. Just remember to check each other along the way. When you get your "arch" together, you add the strength of your home onto the bridge in picture 2: the bridge of your community, your nation, & the bridge of all humanity. The STRUCTURE's form & integrity is based on what's happening inside the arches.
What's your arch looking like? What does your arch need? What is a strength from your arch? How can you make it better? THESE are the questions to be asking & answering, you and the partner who will complete your keystone.
Author: Jessica Bordelon
Passionate, powerful, & gentle, she is an artist that captures the strength , power & energy of femininity in its purest form.