Dawn – Dusk
Dreary & dingy
Sunrise – Sunset
Stunning & sweeping
November slays me
Eyes blinded like a falcon hood
Dragging me ever down
Bring on December
Cold clear blue skies
Reignite my brain
There is some very serious weather s*** going on right now from the atmospheric rivers and devastating flooding to the Atlantic whopper storms. To mention nothing of heat domes and drought, crazy tornadoes and hurricanes. There is no doubt in my mind that climate change is real and that we all need to do our part.
Which makes it seem like my complaining about the incessant November cloud seems petty. But every year November just gets me down. Never mind that we had hours and hours of gorgeous sunshine and a beautiful late fall in October. The shortened days and the cloudy sky make my seasonal affective disorder hit overdrive.
So I challenged myself to have a “good” November. One filled with all the things that I need to keep me inspired. I have definitely managed on several levels such an increase in exercise and physical creativity (ie quilting and sewing). I’ve had a LOT of playtime with the Littles, a lot (says tired Nan happily). I’m working hard on phoning and connecting with people to counteract the isolation I was feeling. And every last time the sun comes out I stop and enjoy it.
Sadly though I can tell you that the two short stories that I was inspired to write are still inside my head. The only pen to paper I managed was the above poem inspired by Alan over at PictureThis. He does quite a bit of poetry and I decided to do my own take on the D’s and S’s of November. Finding my silver lining.
So here we are on just another Thursday 😉 in November. Where I wish I was in Palm Springs for the sunlight while enjoying those gorgeous blue skies.
But I am here enjoying sunrises and sunsets and those glimpses of blue skies and sunshine that
taunt enliven my day. But in the big picture of things seasonal affective disorder, for me at least, is manageable. Anyone else out there getting the weather “blues”?