We need the relationships—
all of them;
the seeming mundane and the strikingly meaningful.
We need the mirrors
that every living thing casts of us;
our own reflection to shine back at us,
from a million directions.
We need screens of every variety
to display our projections;
showcasing our judgements, insecurities and desires.
Then we might shift our perception,
with loving, compassionate awareness.
Removing the smudges of our conditioning;
refining our own feature film—
shaping, crafting, becoming
the leading role in this life.