Branching Out

This brings to mind a Woody Allen quote from Annie Hall: "A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.” Similar sentiment, except here we are essentially taking about your relationship with yourself, and what it takes keep moving forward. Perhaps it's good to remember that the new branch of the tree also helps bring new vigor to the older branch, the trunk, and the root.