How many synonyms are there for the word “upheaval”? Let’s see. Off the top of my head, I know: upset, unrest, mayhem, catalyst, disorder, chaos. Then there are:  disruption, disturbance, trouble, confusion, turmoil, pandemonium, cataclysm, shakeup, debacle, revolution, change, and craziness.

The last one suits me best now, as our lives are upheaved during this time of change, as we move from San Diego to DC and then on to Brazil. This is a shakeup of epic proportions, already incorporating a sense of unrest, disorder, and pandemonium. Not quite a debacle, because I think we have things slightly under control, but with any further disruption or disturbance, I’m sure chaos will ensue.

Meanwhile, I will not be writing on this post for a week or so, as I have to unplug and box my life.

Until then, I’ll try to avoid the confusion that comes with upheaval, and walk placidly among the change.


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