Symbiotic People



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My wife and I have a symbiotic relationship. Symbiotic is the adjective form of the noun symbiosis. There are of course several different types of symbiotic relationships, one type is parasitism. A worm that lives in the gut of another animal and feeds off of the host is a parasite.

My wife has dementia messing with her head, as it gets worse, I feel she is the worm in my gut. She continues to exist on strength from my inner working. I have no control over the process.

There are also more benign forms of symbiotic relationship’s, such as the mutualistic or mutually beneficial relationship between coral and algae. Some algae live within coral colonies, they provide the coral with oxygen and nutrients in the form of glucose and other similar substances. I would rather think of myself as a 200 lb. hunk of algae.

Our symbiosis is biological.  The relationship between two different kinds of living things that live together and depend on each other. I have to question how two extream opposite people end up together? It must be for the sole reason of testing symbiosis to the maximum limits.

The creator of all surely must have a hand in it for his enjoyment and entertainment.

Pressing, pushing and punishing the relationship between two people, testing each other’s symbiosis. Can it be obligatory? Which means that one or both of the symbionts entirely depend on each other to survive,  when they could generally live independently.

The safest, best symbiosis relationship would have to be the lowly worker bee, pollinate flower or plant, then fly away. No harm intended or done.

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