I offer you three seemingly-simple interrelated ways of touching and taking up one another:
Opening up myself to you and me – clarifying who I am and the life-world I am forming for myself;
Opening my life to receive who you are: you, your life-world, what things are important to you;
Discovering who we are together – the result of our different selves, the “us” that results from me being me and you being you.
Discovery and Opening seems to be helped through some discipline, some restraint:
That I not-need you to fit into my plan;
That I not-need you to press down your ambitions, your sense of justice;