Crossing paths; we’re not always alone on this unstable ground to which we tread each day. We find ourselves, many times, walking in view of another; whether it be following, leading or side by side, they are in view. In the sights of another we gain perspective. The companion may push us forward along the trail, may grab our hand; leading, or may push us straight of track. In others we find happiness and sadness; we find support and hurt. Our nature is to seek this company in life but the breath rising and falling in my chest reminds me that I am my own and am alone in control of my path; we forget this too often. I can only count on myself to continually place each foot in front of the other. Walk only alongside others that grab your hand and lead your forward; know that you can go it alone but always have an open hand, heart and mind to which another may reach out to.