In this exploration, the stocking and it's ability to stretch, restrict and deform will be used as a metaphor for the struggle to balance multiple opportunities in life.
Maintaining a life in equilibrium is the challenge for the new millennium. There are too many things to do and a limited time in which to achieve them.
Prioritization leaves little room for spontaneity. Worse, the choice of one activity may lead to exclusion of another equally desirable or important, so even the act of choosing contributes to disharmony and a tinge of sadness for opportunities lost.
A life in balance should be rewarding, fulfilled, happy. Loss of equilibrium leads to stress & emotional burnout.
Achieving balance is very difficult. These feelings have a physical presence, manifest as tightness and restriction