I see my life as an elastic band under tension. Not a lot of it, really, but enough to make it susceptible even to a light pinch.
Sometimes, somebody meaningful, comes along and he/she crosses my life line, with a pinch. The elastic bands starts moving frantically.
I always need to remind myself to allow time for the elastic to reach, once again, its state of balance.
Untill the next pinch, of course.