Life is bewildering. Life isn’t as easy as 1 + 1 = 2. Sometimes 1 + 1 = 1 or even 3.

**Are relationships meant to be? How do people choose one set of friends over another, or, more specifically, one person over another? How does love work?**

Today’s senryu: **Three Love Questions**

*Who loved who first? You,*

*me, or the spirit between?*

*Relationship bound? *

——————————————————————————————————————————-

“**Bounded**

If the sequence of real numbers (*a _{n}*) is such that all the terms are less than some real number

*M*, then the sequence is said to be

**bounded from above**. In other words, this means that there exists

*M*such that for all

*n*,

*a*≤

_{n}*M*. Any such

*M*

**is called an**. Likewise, if, for some real

*upper bound**m*,

*a*≥

_{n}*m*for all

*n*greater than some

*N*, then the sequence is

**bounded from below**and any such

*m*is called a

*.*

**lower bound****If a sequence is both bounded from above and bounded from below, then the sequence is said to be bounded.”**

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sequence*

——————————————————————————————————————————-

“**THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE**

*I look at relationships. What’s different about what I do, compared with most psychologists, is that for me the relationship is the unit, rather than the person. What I focus on is a very ephemeral thing, which is what happens between people when they interact. It’s not either person, it’s something that happens when they’re together. It is like a structure that they’re building by the way they interact. And I think of it that way, almost like a fleeting architectural fluid form that people are creating as they talk to each other, as they smile, as they move.*”

**https://www.edge.org/conversation/john_gottman-the-mathematics-of-love**