Tension, stress and support…

20130528-123203.jpgThe Illustration Friday word this week is ‘Tension’…a difficult one to visualise. This image was constructed  using old diagrams about frame and joint construction. It’s quite amazing how many words relating to mental health are found in an old book about  carpentry – we build walls, we need support, we carry a load, we brace ourselves and we feel tension. It all makes you wonder how those terms were first used and why we sometimes refer to our invisible internal feelings as external physical  forces. Are there any better analogies? Answers on a postcard please…

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