g r a v i t y
1. The natural force of attraction exerted by a celestial body, such as Earth, upon objects at or near its surface, tending to draw them toward the center of the body.
2. The serious nature of something because of the worrying or significant consequences it has or could have.
What do you do when gravity meets gravity? When the one form of gravity meets the other and you find yourself living under the influence?
gravity while under the influence of loss
gravity while under the influence of disease
gravity while under the influence of frustration
gravity while under the influence of politics
gravity while under the influence of impotence
gravity while under the influence of insecurity
gravity while under the influence of religion
gravity while under the influence of debate
gravity while under the influence of media
gravity while under the influence of loneliness
gravity while under the influence of hunger
When gravity collaborates with gravity – some might say conspires – what saves your life? What keeps you going or starts you up again?
There are events in life that cause us to visit the extremes depicted by these two pictures but most times we find ourselves caught somewhere in the middle – where my question remains the same.
What saves your life?
What allows you to get up and live your life anyway?
Is it working? Is it really working? Then share it here because some of us are open for trying new ideas or in need of a jump-start.
Could you do better? Should you do better or different? Then share that here because there are those of us who will certainly identify and let you know that you are not alone.
As I watch the media report another horrific event and witness a multitude of copings with gravity I can’t help but feel this is a conversation we all need to have because, like it or not, we are under the influence of gravity – together.
I have no particular answers in mind. No thoughts of right or wrong. My answers are for me. Answers that I am revisiting and rethinking as I find myself rebuilding my life after what some might consider gravity while under the influence of loss.
Serious Tissue Alert:
One of the more moving creative depictions of gravity that I have seen.
You hold me without touch.
You keep me without chains.
I never wanted anything so much
than to drown in your love
and not feel your rain.” – Sara Bareilles – Gravity
So, what is your current gravity under the influence? How are you dealing with it? What are you doing? Share what saves your life. Or if you want to find something better. Or, if you are getting a gravity-breather, share that too.
The Messy Room and my Facebook Page are two ways that I share the “how” of it. Please join me and SPREAD THE WORD.
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