I watched Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo yesterday. I had never seen it in its entirety.
I couldn't help making the connection of the spiral in Elation and the dizzyness being shown
in the film by a spiral. The circular motion of a spiral can take one out of focus. It causes
imbalance and loss of footing. We have an American expression "To Spiral Out-of-Control".
I think when a person gets overindulgent or caught up in too much desire or negativity,s/he spirals out of control; starts the descent down or aascent up, but neither is healthy. The ability to "balance" is key; to be able to stay vertical and move which ever way one needs at that moment in time.
I studied mime in Paris with Marcel Marceau and not until I had a mini-stroke and had to learn to walk again did I realize the amazing ability human beings have - to walk. Just watch a child first learning and the great skill it takes or watch an elderly person with or without a cane. Each movement creates a shift of body weight.
In creating a friend once told me...."People forget to make time for UPSET TIME." Meaning...there will be imbalances, frustrations, anger and yet...it is part of the process. One needs to be patient....as a baby or elderly person may show...each step is important...each shift of weight.
After the mini-stroke and even until now, I am aware of balance. The slight tear in the vetebral artery I had caused by a chiropractor created a Wallenberg Syndrome - a stroke affecting the balance. I am a Libra. I have always been aware how balance is important.
Elation is also about symmetry and balance. Heights of high emotion is not the achievement human beings seek - rather I think it is BALANCE.