When I see the word balance I think of a few different things.
High-wire artists, Bind Justice, brand names, and checkbooks.
I think of where I have been, where I am now and attempt to
accept that at least some aspects of life have indeed leveled.
The fulcrum swaying in a delicate balance over the pile of sand at
the museum to show that the earth, though at a slight tilt, yes off
balance and slightly wobbling, is rotating. Days, even when the sun
remains hidden are balanced by how the hours that pass are used.
may this new day bring
natural balance into
a clearer focus
Everything in moderation, nothing in excess;
this is the way to lead a life of quality and meaning.
The Breathe Easy Deck by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber
(in no particular order)
Word Origin & History: balance late 13c., “apparatus for weighing,”
from O.Fr. balance (12c.)”balance, scales for weighing,” also in the
figurative sense; from M.L. bilancia, from L.L. bilanx(acc. bilancem),
from L. (libra)bilanx “(scale) having two pans,” possibly from L. bis
“twice” + lanx “dish,plate, scale of a balance.” The accounting sense is
from 1580s; the meaning”general harmony between parts” is from 1732; sense
of “physical equipoise” is from 1660s. The verb is attested from 1570s.
Balance of power in the geopolitical sense is from 1701; balanced meal,
diet, etc. is from 1908.