Stases and Searching

sta·sis [stey-sis, stas-is]

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

 

Stasis

rut, pitfall,

evil to avoid?

Or the deep breath

before the freefall?

 

 

Stasis II

 

Still,

            not calm

            nor patient.

Ship

in the Sargasso

            waiting

for the barometer

            to

           

                        drop.

Orienteer

on lodestone,

cradling a useless compass

            going nowhere,

            pointing everywhere.

                        waiting

                                    for the stars

                                                to shine.

Still,

            not calm.

Gathering potential

            energy.

 

                        I hope.

 

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?

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Stases and Searching

  1. Really glad to find your blog tonight. This line really resonates with me: Stasis II

    Still,

    not calm

    nor patient.
    this I know so well…great stuff

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