I’m staring at this week’s prompt and I’m coming up blank. I’ve closed and reopened the page I don’t know how many times. Still nothing. What can I relate strongly to? I have no clue.
I guess I don’t really hold onto this kind of feeling, I might relate to a character in a book or film while I’m invested in it, but once it’s over… well, that feeling is gone. I suppose also, it totally depends on what kind of day I’m having. My mood varies wildly and so too does how I relate to or consider things. One day I’ll be feeling on top of the world, ready to conquer anything and then next I’ll be in bed feeling sorry for myself and like I can’t even conquer standing up.
So, in saying that, I’m realising that the thing that I would relate to would be something that changes all the time, something that can get knocked down over and over and it still gets up stronger than ever. You may or may not know that a few of my tattoos have feathers incorporated in them, and if you asked me about them, I’d probably tell you that I’m not really sure why, it was just always a symbol that stood out. Right now I think I’m going to tell you that I relate strongly to a feather. Where that came from, I’m not sure. I guess, feathers are light and easily manipulated at times; when stuck in the wind they just have to go with the flow, make the most of the situation that the universe chooses for them. But on the other hand they are totally weather-resistant. They can get battered and bruised but it takes a lot to destroy one. They might not look like much, but when it comes down to it they’re pretty damned impressive.
What do you relate to? Or are you like me and it changes with the wind?
This post is Part 17 of 52 in the series – A Year of Growth.
The series is a celebration of the first anniversary of The Truth About M.E and is designed to help me grow through my illness throughout my second year of blogging. I look forward to having you along for the journey!