Karma (this blog’s namesake), is starting to lose it with this moving thing. She’s howling and meowing to get out … to see this wild-like animal go through these stages of struggle has been an alerting glimpse into behavior.
It began with the collar. After living in the country for ten years, she roamed, howled, and hunted with a familiar freedom and nothing around her neck. In town now, she need protection from the racing traffic, and I must protect her very life. When her collar was fastened, her gait changed to a low slink, like a weight upon her back. Adjustment is coming, I know, but I can only imagine what it must be like to feel shackled, trapped. What happens to people when they lose their freedom to roam, to travel, and to do what we want to do? It must change the psyche and strip one of a certain creativity. As an innately creative person, when a “block” exists, I can feel the collar and the helplessness creep in. My mind goes in circles and the creativity cannot unfold. It becomes stale and boring. This collar as metaphor is coming off, I can feel it. The block is lifting and the adjustment is turning to a blast of original ideas. I’m ready to soar. I hope Karma will soon feel the same way.