we don’t need to share any details of our life
or like the same books, movies or music.
we don’t need to dress the same,
look the same,
dance the same,
or exercise the same.
we don’t need to share adventures
or like the same kind of holidays.
we don’t need to decorate our houses the same,
wonder about similar things,
be fired up about similar things,
or fight for the same causes.
we don’t need to share the same idea about what freedom means
or be moved by the same stories.
we don’t need a shared tragedy
we don’t need to be going in the same direction,
(or any direction at all).
we don’t need to be friends to be kind to each other.