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

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