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?

via Daily Prompt: Tether

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s