Collywobbles is an undeniably cute word, despite meaning that anxious, nervous, slightly queasy feeling one can get in their stomach. Certainly having an attack of the collywobbles doesn’t always mean something bad is happening or about to happen. One can feel that jittery excitement building before some very positive things as well. Having the collywobbles, while not exactly fun, is a sign that you are alive and experiencing life! Besides, referring to it as the collywobbles actually helps ease some of the discomfort and can break the tension – good or bad.
That moment before everything changes / your body tenses /lightening crackles your senses. / The butterfly wings beat with your heart / threatening to burst / tear your apart. / You breathe, more like gasp / the momentum slows to a crawl / everything spins as your world seeks out a dawn. / It’s in this moment / as all gathers at your core / you remember the collywobbles and laugh / Alive and slightly more in control once more. ~ Ella
Yes, the collywobbles are one of those sweet curses in life that threaten to overwhelm even as they bring to light the sheer wonder and possibilities of a moment.
Namaste ~ Ella
** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to contact me or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!