10.05.2018

The Floating World


When despair
fills your body so fully
that breathing
becomes a focal point
bringing memories
of floating near ceilings
like a quirky witch
observing reality
from relative distance
you realize
that the upside-down
is actually quite familiar
and you possess the tools
to move through even this
in power

12 comments:

  1. The upside down,, that reference made me run off to see when season 3 of Stranger Things is starting.. 2019???

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    1. I haven't watched Stranger Things! :) Real life is definitely upside down.

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  2. We have the power. But damn, the women in my age group are tired from fighting this shit for 70 years. Sigh.

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  3. I agree the world and life itself is upside down! Powerful write, Marian 💞

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  4. you realize
    that the upside-down
    is actually quite familiar

    A topsy-turvy kind of existence in the present context can be enjoyable and exciting. It is a matter of keeping everything under control!

    Hank

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  6. True, true, Marian. I gained three pounds at our family reunion this weekend. My bod has floated out from upper story windows but not from ceilings. I'm not built that way, sorry.
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  7. Oh, the upside down being something real and approachable for a relatively distant view of this life sounds therapeutic — a way to reconcile one's being with the body and observe how it is and how it can get better. Having the tools required in this scenario gives me hope.
    Thoughtful writing! :-)
    -HA

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  8. We can move through this even to greater power. The world is mos def upside down. time for us to dust off the lightbulbs wheile we are up at the ceiling.

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  9. Oh I think we can float through this together as well...

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  10. Like the floating near the ceiling, I've dreamed of floating away through an upstairs window when things get bad. Upside down is really bad unless you are a stunt pilot or an acrobat or ...
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