I once asked you to describe containment in the hopes that words would become a tangible net or spell and I would be safe forever.
Now, instead of a chrysalis I want:
I want open sky
I want rolling storm clouds and I want to feel the sting of every piece of hail as it strikes the ground (it’s still cold here, still winter–mostly).
But even though I have room to run now my brain is still caught in this weird mind snare that maybe was always there, I don’t know how long I’ve been walking around not noticing.
I’m having some problems and creative outlets help but I still have this awful hollow feeling in my chest and maybe if my body dissolved in the river or the obscenely wonderful streaky pink sunset I’d feel better.
So I want to know, now, even though I don’t feel very proper asking you (it’s not about protocol it’s that there’s so much more going on in the world and it’s President’s Day) but I’d love to know your feelings about the open sky and how you would illustrate the opposite of containment.
Call it freedom if you like
Call it emptiness
Call it a void
Call it silence
Call it the loudest noise in the world, a volcanic eruption
Call it whatever it is that you need to feel a lack of containment.
Note: This is an open letter. I’d love to hear/read anyone who wants to answer. Thanks.