note to world #895

The bag she carried between work and home was getting really heavy – filled with all the things she didn’t finish at work and wouldn’t have time to complete at home.  Every once in a while she wondered why she bothered to cart it everywhere for the “just in case” moment that never arrived.  

But she knew the answer already, as if Freud spoke to her directly from beyond: the bag and all of its contents were just an externalization of her guilt and worry, the weight of which waxed and waned in tandem with her anxiety. 

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