noun, plural sta·ses [stey-seez, stas-eez]
1. the state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces.
Origin: 1735–45; < Greek stásis state of standing, equivalent to sta– (stem of histánai to make stand; see stand) + -sis -sis
evil to avoid?
Or the deep breath
before the freefall?
in the Sargasso
for the barometer
cradling a useless compass
for the stars
It’s a word I’m mildly obsessed with, since it’s a state I find myself in probably too often. I don’t normally post things without analyzing them a bit more, but wrote these at work and needed to exorcize them as it were.
So, how do you break stasis and regain the impetus to movement?