This week Michael asks us to consider our response to the word ‘tremor’.
It could be in reference to an earthquake, a feeling of apprehension or excitement.
Details of the prompt can be found here
I wonder if the human body has something akin to earthquakes?
I suppose the good side is excitement and anticipation that something nice is about to happen or to look forward to, though on my part I tend to be wary of ‘getting excited’ having been disappointed on more occasions than I’d like to admit.
I don’t know much about earthquakes, though have experienced at least two, one in 2008 shortly after we moved to Lincolnshire. It woke me up around 1 am, but Hubby rolled over and said he knew what it was and went back to sleep. Apparently it lasted 10 seconds.
The 2008 Market Rasen earthquake occurred at 00:56:47.8s GMT on 27 February 2008. According to the British Geological Survey the earthquake registered a reading of 5.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Market Rasen and 15 miles (24 km) south-west of Grimsby.
But going back to the human body.
I remember relatives who suffered from hand tremors. They were elderly though, their hands riddled with arthritis and they were also unsteady on their feet.
I’ve had cases of ‘The Wobbles’, when my hands shake and I can’t grip anything. Years ago I was prescribed medication to stop me shaking and to get me through each day. Scary. Thankfully those days, and pills, are long gone.
Would you consider a tremor to be the same as the shakes? I understand they can be a withdrawal effect from drugs, prescribed or otherwise, or alcohol.
Then we have a tremor in our voice when we get emotional, be it passion, a memory, sad film or event, bereavement or something that triggers pure anger that robs us of speech.
Tantalise or torment to
Render us mute,
Eruptions are inevitable:
Occur bringing us down to
Reality with a start.
I like your poem Di.
You’re welcome 😉
Thought provoking take on the prompt 🙂