Maybe it goes like this. Maybe the tension surrounding life becomes like a lava flow. It starts forming when the energy gets squeezed out of the body and melts the muscle tissue. This lava flow keeps moving as long as the body is in the tense moment. When the body starts to breathe again, the lava flow cools off and becomes those steel shoulder blades. But every time the tension starts up again, the lava starts moving again but not in a straight line. In order to get started, it has to twist a bit and every twist helps make the knots tighter. And this body becomes tied up in a twisted maze of knots that will not be satisfied until she has had a minimum of two weeks of silent warmth and rest. Sounds like a wonderfully accurate imaginary explanation to me!
Why the tension? Getting up too early, keeping the brain in the computer at work, not getting to walk the puppy, not getting to take a nap in the afternoon, not reading, very little writing, scant painting - ugh.
Mostly I can blame the tension on having to go to work again. Love the job, hate the lava that the treadmill releases. Maybe what I need to do is paint Veritable Knots and put it in my office so I have a visual to remind me to walk away and breathe once in a while.
PS: I will put a photo of Veritable Knots on this post when I get it done!
Veritable Knots #1 :)