|Drawing by M. Peña|
Does the anxiety that comes from unexpected change creep into the house like a human-headed squirrel or jump from the rafters like a mandrill wearing a tux?
Is hunger a butterfly? What is the shape of the wing?
Does a walking pumpkin bring your overwhelm on a paper plate?
Go into your subtle emotions, the microchemistry of your reactions and responses to living.
Create a metaphor there in the form of a dream animal, a real or fictional creature, something mundane or mythic. What does it have to tell you? What can you do to give it comfort?
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