How many together? How many in different directions?
Different interests. Different goals. Different approaches. Sometimes, even different languages...
What is the meaning of this relationship that came half way into our lives?. If the paths differ, why force two people to walk together? How do you keep it together?
Should one abandon one's own path to walk down another's? Can one force the other to enjoy the same sights and journey as ourselves?
Can even love make two hearts beat as one at every turning?
Will the paths tear them asunder, or will the heart give way?
These thoughts cloud the mind, and seem to plunge it in darkness. You cry out for light and lo! The mist clears. Why! Though the paths differ, the pace differs, the destination is the same! Even when you let go of the hands, the gaze turns to the same point. Though the hearts sing to a different beat, the tune is the same. When the eyes meet, the same thoughts connect them.
And you smile in understanding. At each other. At yourself. For it is at these points of intersection that you find the true meaning of this relationship. It is then that you understand what the other means to you. It is then that you feel grateful.
You continue walking, taking 70000 more steps, 700,000... 700,000,000.