Sometimes I struggle between wanting to maintain the status quo and wanting to disrupt everything around me. The line by Mrs. Flax in Mermaids often comes to mind:
(To Charlotte who is complaining about moving) Life is change. Death is: (Rachel Flax in unison with Kate Flax) dwelling on the past or staying in one place too long.
I ask, is complacency, comfort, being at ease bad? Does movement and change have to be my driving force? Can I find peace in stability? Or is mobility more my way of being? As I age, my body wants both stability and mobility exercises. If I have only one or the other I get a little out of whack. Same thing in the world. When I travel a lot (which I have this year) I crave quiet, alone time in my home, the place where I recharge and center.
Make something that somehow combines what is comfortable and disruptive in your process.
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