Tethering can often be seen as a negative thing. Being tied down. Anchored to a place forever, longterm or short, modern culture seems to scoff at the idea of a tether.
When I think of tethers, the most common image that pops into my brain is a kite. It’s tethered and yet flies freely. The tether prevents the elements from overtaking it. Imagine a kite without a tether to a solid unmoving force below, it would be ripped, torn, and eventually caught in a tree—or perhaps hung up on a power line at risk of catching fire.
Tethers anchor us. Be it a person, an ideal, or a goal; the tether provides valuable grounding and direction. Even the freest of us are tethered by something.
What tethers you?