“Relaxed, like the face of an angel”
When I arrived for my appointment, my therapist asked, “You’re don’t live here, do you?”
I asked, “How did you know?”
She said, “Your face is so relaxed, like the face of an angel. People who live here are so tense, so…” She went silent, clenched her jaw, hunched her shoulders, and made her hands into fists.
I was confused because I certainly experience life’s pressures and tensions. Sometimes I lose sleep over worries and feel unable to quell anxieties.
On the other hand, while Chris and I love visiting my family, the South Florida traffic, crowds, lines, and horizon-to-horizon human development stress us out in ways we never face in Vermont. When we point our car north, we are very grateful to be heading home.