Boundaries, they help us to color within the lines, to paint delicate visions that approach and even embrace each other, while maintaining distinct edges.
We pour from our cups. Boundaries are the walls of our cups. Without boundaries, we are not pouring from an empty cup. No, we are spilling from a plate or a coaster. We cannot pour.
Boundaries help us to assert ourselves, to express ourselves. When we are in a relationship with another, it is their boundaries that express who they are. “I love you” can be reframed as, “I love your boundaries.” My boundaries love your boundaries. They feel cozy and safe next to each other, embracing and maintaining. Your boundaries and my boundaries love each other so much that we want to build “our boundaries” to express our love into this world.