My mood over the last few weeks...
over the state of the country,
and the state of, well, myself...
has been moody.
Has been up and down.
Has been like a...
(Noun) A long plank balanced in the middle on a fixed support, on each end of which children sit and swing up and down by pushing the ground alternately with their feet.
(Verb) A situation characterized by rapid, repeated changes from one state or condition to another.
The verb is clearly what I am relating to right now (though I've always enjoyed actual seesaws too), as I am noticing myself; changing rapidly from one extreme to the other; looking for balance constantly; and feeling the highs of the highs and the lows of the lows much more than usual.
'Thing is....though seesaws are fun, and dramatic, and may make one feel alive...
they are always off the ground. They're never truly grounded, rooted, centered.
I think I rather feel the earth on my feet than be bounced up and down by a seesaw.
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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