For me right now. The days are shortening in an ever faster cascade. Acorns fall on my head when I go outside. It’s getting cold. Crap, it’s that time of year.
One of the blogs I read just posted that her husband had put on his long-johns for the winter. I can’t find the post, I suspect she thought better of it, definitely was TMI. But it reminded me that although I don’t need long-johns in the mild marine climate of Seattle, there is something seasonal that I hadn’t done yet, and that is increase my meds to their winter levels. So now I have done that.
Speaking of life sucking, I’m just grateful that mine doesn’t suck that much. I have a roof over my head, food to eat, (even though I haven’t had the energy to cook lately, it’s that serotonin thing). I have friends, even though many of them are virtual friends. I have a steady (albeit eroding) income. I’m getting new windows. Although that sucks because it means I have a lot of work to do before the 29th.
When one of my virtual friends is battling cancer, and a lot of folks are losing their shirts in the stock market (including my sister, whose income depends on the stock market), I’ll just keep taking my (cheap, generic, effective) anti-depressants, turn on my SAD light, and suck it up.
A chant that we sing at Winter Solstice comes into my mind. I hold it out as hope that this, too, shall pass.
Light is returning,
Even though it is the darkest hour
No one can hold
Back the dawn.
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