tonight in my freelancing class, we did a little partner activity. we had to look at each other, and through a series of prompted commands, try and get to know each other without using words. perhaps the most invasive of these being to study each other’s eyes. (did i mention i was partnered with the professor? no? oh. i was.)
now, if i’m being honest, i think this activity was pretty pointless, and did nothing to further our understanding of the proceeding topic. but this is not the point.
anytime things started to feel less than comfortable, i closed my eyes.
i noticed i’ve been doing that a whole lot lately.
since surgery, my thoughts have been kind of like this:
imagine filling a bucket with words, dumping them out while running in circles, then trying to form sentences out of this dispersion.
that’s my head.
so when i need a break from the sentence i’m trying so tirelessly to form, i close my eyes and gather my thoughts.
it gives me time to think about what i’m going to say next.
it slows me down.
i think we could all spend a little more time with our eyes closed.