I can write a novel articulating the array of feelings and sensations I've felt over the past six months living in the United States of America in one of its darkest times.
But today I've hit a feeling, a sensation, that I haven't felt before. One that irks me more than all the others:
1: Unable to feel anything in a particular part of your body especially as a result of cold or anesthesia.
2: Unable to think, feel, or react normally because of something that shocks or upsets you.
Feeling is my superpower.
I love it, live it, breathe it and consider it my life work as an actor and storyteller.
And going numb, as in 'unable to feel...' is the result of an overload of sensations thrown at me from all sorts of directions.
I plan to unplug from the digital life that is bombarding me with its news, despair, information, misinformation, pressure and fear mongering, and re-connect to my good 'ole buddy Nature and resurrect my array of feelings once again, soon.
But today I am simply NUMB to it all.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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