I paused for a moment from my work today for inspiration to catch up with my admin works. A colleague asked me to play with these “stress balls” which we throw at each other from a distance and play catch. Note: We made sure not to disturb anyone doing this and start the 3-minute game when the day is almost over, okay?
In the middle of our game, he threw his ball towards the ground making it bounce as high as it could. I mimicked him and was surprised when mine just hit the ground and did not bounce at all.
“What’s wrong with this ball!? Why did it not bounce?” I suddenly blurted. Well, it’s a so called stress ball – meant to distress someone thru squeezing. Jumping up and down is not in its job description.
A few minutes later I turned to silent mode when my creative genius self gushed in with this question:
Isn’t love made to bounce?
It could score a rebound back to you
or to the hands of someone else.
but if it stays out of motion
what’s the point?