I am posing a question for anyone interested in playing a game of “Ask Me Tell Me” with me. If you are not interested in playing, I hope you get to enjoy a few answers from others who might be feeling adventurous.
Tell me in the comments about your most cherished relationship or relationships. How did you meet them? How do they make you better than you were before them? How did your relationship blossom into whatever it is today?
Maybe I am stuck in a moment of awareness of mortality, of how the loss of someone close to us closes a book on their version of a story. I have a slew of interesting friends and family members and – inevitably – we’re all getting older.
Weird how that happens, right?
I think I have taken for granted how many stories I think I know. I have heard my mom talk about aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, and even friends. She has told stories of how people have met, how we relate to each other, and – the ever popular – of drama.
If I am being honest, despite her contribution to the ever-blooming visual of my family tree and our circle of friends, I do not know how so-and-so met and married so-and-so or how this kid relates to that kid and how that applies to me.
So think about the relationships that mean the most to you. Who are they (or were they, if that applies)? How did you find yourself attached to them? How does your relationship with them define you? If it is a child, tell me how they have shaped you.
If sharing your story publicly in the comments is not your cup of tea, I would welcome the story in my inbox or on Facebook Messenger. I hope to have some players for “Ask Me Tell Me” this week.