Just so I never forget I will post.
a great relation ship is like a baseball glove (running shoes work in this example too). You found it new and grew together. It becomes part of you. It wears a certain way, it feels a certain way, it fits you. Even as holes form and strings break you won't trade it in. You won't think of that. You always know where you left it in the crowd of other gloves. You don't long for another's. And you don't want a new one. You've made the highlight plays and a few mistakes too but the two of you have been there together high and low. You learn this through experience. And yes I still have my glove and it's over 20 yrs old and it works just fine by me.