Binary Stars and Relationships

Gravity is amazing.

It’s what holds objects to the surface of the Earth. If you take the time to think about it, you’ll realize that it’s a pretty freaky phenomenon.

There is nothing holding you to the floor except an invisible force that nobody truly understands.

Yeah, yeah, it’s related to mass of the planet. The Earth exerts more gravity than the moon. The Sun exerts way more than the Earth. Everything is tugging at everything else to some extent.

Relationships have gravity too.

So who is holding you down? What is the source of their influence over you?

There are no laws of physics at play in relationships. And yet, do you find it impossible to escape someone’s orbit?

What would happen if you decided to explore the galaxy? Would they let you go? Or would they say, “No. You are my moon.”

Take a clue from a binary star system, where two stars orbit each other around an empty point in space. That’s how relationships should be. A dance of partners.

So how are you going to move that center point from inside that person (or inside yourself), to someplace in between?

 

 



Eric Edstrom is the author of The Undermountain Saga, a YA science fiction trilogy.
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