anxiety is not . . .

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« When I compare how I describe anxiety to how the word is more commonly used there’s a noteworthy gap.  “Anxiety attack” and “I’m anxious” equals a sudden major negative and eagerness, but by definition, “anxiety” is emotion associated with a future event, which is exactly how I experienced anxiety in recent weeks — not something negative — not eagerness.  Anxiety warned me months ago I needed to prepare for June 2nd as anxiety does every year during the approach to the birthday of my first-born son, David, now deceased.  This year the anxious alarm gave me a more stern warning . . . as if an internal voice was saying, “this warning gives you sufficient time; don’t fuck it up”, and I didn’t fuck it up.  I planned; scored Sheridan; wrote this,  and now I sit after a tamale in my barrio feeling relieved and accomplished.  As I experienced it this week: “anxiety” is an emotion that triggers intense through about the future.  My recently anxiety no way matches more pop definitions including attacks or eagerness. »»  about me  302-990-2346  twitter  nearlincoln@hotmail.com  contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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