For about a week, my foot has been going numb as I walk around the city - a sure sign of some sort of nerve compression.
In response, I've shifted the strap of my (often very heavy) bag to the other shoulder.
I can feel the weight of it shifting the angle of my hips as I walk home from the subway, and I think about the way that we try to balance ourselves, unable to avoid the burdens of life, overcompensating and getting out of whack until parts of us go dead or numb and we're forced to change.
I check in with my foot as I step off the curb into the crosswalk, and feeling seems to be coming back into it nicely.
One year ago: Reversal: Earth/Sky
Two years ago: Intrusive Thoughts
Three years ago: What Else Am I Gonna Do?
Four years ago: Snow Walk
Ten years ago: Of Course