Room fills up
Into one another
With sheepish smiles
There are a few outliers
But mostly people gather
We drift and clump
Like iron filings
Loving other people
From the time we leave the womb
We can’t help it
That’s what magnets do
It occurred to me tonight as I sat in amongst all the laughter and chat that that is our Tuesday night writers group – that I thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s company.
All completely different – yet each charming and indispensable to the group.
Why do we like people so much? I used to find big group situations draining but that is only because I was fretting about how I fit in.
These days that doesn’t bother me because I do my own thing
And I come away from people recharged and with sore cheeks from laughing
But why do we like them so much and gravitate toward other people
Why do we begin to fill odd paranoid and disconnected if we go too long without other connections?
Is it the old lizard brain survival safety in numbers herd thing?
But mostly I think it is because our hearts are literally magnetic
We are attracted to other people because their magnets (usually) call to our own
And why do some people just not connect and can’t stand to be around each other?
Literally polar opposites
Anyway that’s my musings for the night.
I am no scientist but I do know the heart is a magnet
We have iron in our bodies
And when drawn to someone overwhelmingly
It cannot be denied
The pull is real
The header picture is from pixabay – It depicts salt harvesting in Vietnam
15 thoughts on “Magnetic Hearts”
How delightful! I also enjoy the company of the members of our writers’ critique group. We only meet once a month, but it’s truly invigorating and a gentle push to keep moving forward with my current writing project.
Love the analogy. Beautiful!
This is lovely, I would love to join a group like that. ♥
It’s so much fun – we are all very different but enjoy each other’s writing even when we’re not writing – we got shushed by the dramatic arts group next door last week – our laughter – always come home on a high. 😂
Beautifully written, and has me thinking. I love this!
I’m glad you like it ❤️
It is not only in human nature but in the animal kingdom to be creatures that need relationships in order to survive, apart from having a good time. I hope there was some English writing group here in Spain, that has to be pretty fulfilling to spend some hours with people who have the same interest and passion for such thing as this writing world.
Charly it is so much fun – we laugh a lot, don’t take ourselves or our writing too seriously. Which of course is the secret. Then we can carry that lightness into our writing when we get home. Writing can be a very solitary business otherwise.
It sure is a solitary business, glad you found those writing groups. I might try to find one here in Spain but I doubt there are a lot. I do know in the U.S there’s probably one every corner you take, I probably have to travel to the other side of Spain to find one and in Spanish obviously.
If you have the thought that you want to find one it will appear – life’s like that – the library or local Council would be a start and then bookshops. I wouldn’t worry about the language thing because non verbal language is so profound especially when there is a shared interest and your Spanish will improve exponentially too. 😊
I am Spanish. I lived in the U.S in my teenage years, after age 19 I returned back to Spain and lived here since. There is nothing compared to what you guys have there.
Oh well then I have no idea then! Any community is good though I have several – I volunteer and stuff and all the great people are in organisations behind the scenes
Yes, the pull is very real, it is tangible with people and with pets 🙂 I have 2 friends from over 20 years ago. They will always be, I love them with all my heart. No matter where I go or what situation I’m in I connect with who I need to. It is another great reminder that we are held. We can let go and trust. Your writing group sounds lovely 🙂 I’m happy that you have that in your life
I’ve got a couple of different groups and like you have some truly great friends – hearts need other hearts