I heard the loveliest thing from a fellow student on my doctoral cohort. She was describing her relationship with her husband. She said that they were very different people, and this was quite challenging at times. Her husband being very logical and methodical, while she thought in non-linear and esoteric ways. We make it work because, “we love each other dearly”, she said. He once said to me, “even though we don’t see eye to eye on many things, I love talking to you, because when you open your mouth, butterflies come out”.
I was so struck by this loving and appreciative exchange that I decided to dedicate this photograph to them. It’s also my tribute to all systemic thinkers.