My life is like a pendulum on wheels, trudging along.
When the pendulum swings back, it feels as if life has stalled, the swinging back negating the effects the forward-moving motion of the wheels provide. Sometimes the swinging back is so quick, however, that it feels as if life may actually be moving backward.
When the pendulum swings forward, it feels as if life’s moving really smoothly along. During the really exciting times of my life, the pendulum swings forward with such speed that I can’t quite grasp everything that’s going on, and can feel almost overwhelmed.