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Tightrope Living

Precarious. That’s the adjective closest to how I feel these days. Walking on a tight rope from one day to the next, balancing my emotions and trying not to be lured to free-fall into the abyss below my feet. Every step seems to carry the weight of my existence. And it is made heavier by the load of some very real responsibilities I have shouldered and evaded for far too long – ones that need to be addressed acutely.

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Hiraeth (Welsh; noun)

A homesickness for somewhere you cannot return to, the nostalgia and the grief for the lost places of your past, places that never were.

Ella Frances Sanders

(Lost In Translation)

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