Musing on Relationships

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My messenger signals I have incoming news from Wiremu. It is good to hear his voice again...

Wiremu: I wonder why folk have to argue and cannot get along and just see how we all need to work together to make this planet wholesome?"

I Poke at the fire with my staff

Manu Iti: I am here to hear. Humans are like sparks from a fire, reaching for the heavenly ones. They require some kind of poke to get activated..

A wolf howls in the distance

Wiremu: We are all here experiencing this planet in this universe. Yet for reasons not entirely clear, we are distracted by our arguments. Hindered by them, even to the death.

I place another branch on the fire.

Wiremu: Perhaps the fear of our situation would be too much to bear if we learned how to focus upon it, and so we distract ourselves...I have had another strange encounter with Callum's creator...we have fallen out as it were and he has messaged me to say that it greatly surprised him that we have a broken relationship.

Manu Iti: How do you view your relationship with Callum's creator?

Wiremu: I do not see that it is a relationship or ever has been one. Not because of anything in particular but because our interaction never developed into something I would refer to as a 'relationship'...

Manu Iti: Perhaps that is because you view Friendship as the ultimate form of Relationship?

Wiremu: Yes. But our relationship has never been that, so didn't "break".

Manu Iti: It has always been "broken?"

Wiremu: In the sense that it has never developed into a Friendship, so is not even regarded by me to being a relationship.

Manu Iti: An acquaintance and nothing more than that.

Wiremu: Correct. And in that, nothing in which to feel greatly surprised or astonished about when disagreement which is not fixable happens.

Manu Iti: Yet he reaches out to try and mend things?

Wiremu: Apparently. But there is nothing to mend as nothing was broken. The relationship has never been a Friendship.

Manu Iti: So in that sense, non-Friendship is a broken thing to begin with?

Wiremu: Not if it wasn't a Friendship to begin with. If it was a Friendship, then yes - it would be broken and thus could require fixing.

Manu Iti: So perhaps Callum's creator thinks you were once Friends with him then, and that is why he reaches out to 'fix the Friendship" he thinks once existed and is now broken?

Wiremu: Perhaps...I invited him to The Campfire by sending him this picture...and he replied that I need to translate the image into words for him to understand me.


I view the picture Wiremu sends. The moons brightness dissipates as a cloud passes in front of it...
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Manu Iti: It appears from what you tell me, that he does not understand you, yet thinks that you and he are Friends...if you were, then he would have immediately understood your invitation, because he would know you.

If he does turn up, I will attempt to explain to him your idea of Friendship
Congrats on your marriage to Lindy by the way!


Wiremu: Thank you! Now there is a real Friendship!

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With William's reply my heart falls a bit. I take a deep breath and say a silent prayer. I had hoped for more. He offers me a ride out from here.

Jason: A ride would be wonderful. Thank you. Could I bother you for one more thing? I would love to know what Callum has been up to.

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A covered wagon drawn by a Jumping Spider arrives at the campsite. The man on the wagon hails Jason.

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Stranger in The Wagon: Howdy friend! I saw the light of your fire and wondered if you might want some company! It has been a long days ride and my Spider needs to rest his weary legs...

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A man in a wagon pulled by a spider pulls up and hails me, as 'friend' no less. I chuckle at that. Not because I think it backs my view up against William's but at the philosophical depth such simple words can have as evidenced by my recent disagreement with William. The stranger asks if he can join me, giving his spider some rest.

Jason: While the fire is not my own, I welcome the company and believe its owner would have no problem in you also sharing its warmth, friend. I'm not sure how long I'll be staying. I have a ride coming for me now, if you yourself are not it. But I give you all the time alotted to me.

I smile at the stranger.

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The Stranger in The Wagon smiles at his host agreeing to share the fireside. He unhitches the Jumping Spider from the wagon and then somehow causes the Spider to shrink and places the critter into a glass jar, which he then snugs away in a cupboard on the wagons left side.
He then grabs two bottles from another cupboard, and proceeds to the fireside, and sits himself down on a bench.

He turns to the stranger at the fireside.


The Stranger From The Wagon: Thank you for being so generous friend. It has been quite a while since I shared the company of another.
Would you like a beer? I brew it myself.


The stranger from the wagon offers Jacob one of the bottles of beer.

Callum: My name is Callum. Who should I call you?

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The man on the wagon introduces himself as Callum and offers me a beer.

Jason: I'll gladly take a beer, Callum. Most people call me Jason. You know, I was just asking about you.

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The man at the fireside accepts the beer Callum offers to him and proceeds to tell Callum that he was just asking after him.

Callum: Well now...that does not surprise me. So tell me...Jason...what was it you were just asking about me?
And why were you asking?

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Jason: I was asking William what you've been up to since we last parted. I asked out of curiosity. So, what have you been up to?

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Callum eyes the man before him. He takes a swig of beer before answering.

Callum: Curiosity is a curious thing. Why...exactly... are you - Jason - interested in me?

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Jason: Unconditional love. Insight. Into your current creator and hopefully myself as well. That's why this place seems to exist. Feel free not to answer.

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Callum finishes his beer. He then pulls a tablet from his knapsack and does something with it.

Callum: Looks like your ride is here Jason. Some other time perhaps...we might meet again....

Callum points to The Gem which has appeared behind Jason. One side of its crystallite opens out to allow for a passenger to enter.

Callum then stands and tips his hat, turns and moves toward his wagon...


That beer was good, I think I will have another ...and then a good helping of that stew I smell cooking.....

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