Days are getting longer and darker
I was going to scribble a nice cheerful brainfart yesterday.
Unfortunately life got in the way and I had to abandon my genius for more mundane matters.
What I was going to say was that I’m sick and tired of all the negativity and it’s wearing me down. But yesterday was the Winter Solstice and a time for hope and renewal. The days are getting longer and we’re on the journey towards warmer times and growth in nature.
Today is already four seconds longer than yesterday. Yippee!
But then our gubmint stepped in.
We are being much too happy. People are talking about celebrating Christmas. People are anticipating reunions with family and friends. We can’t have that. We should be worried. We should be anxious. We should be full of fear.
So we are back into more restrictions. They are shutting down the country again. My coffee shop is closing once more, forced to shut their doors on Christmas Eve [at 3pm? Does the Virus have an accurate wristwatch?]. God knows when they’ll reopen again, if ever. There is only so much strain a business can take.
But I am trying hard to be cheerful. It ain’t easy.
I suppose at least I have an extra eleven seconds today to be miserable in?
In 1962, John F. Kennedy famously said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
I am hearing murmurings of discontent from people I would have previously have thought to be paragons of virtue. We all have our limits.
Wearing down of people seems to be the objective, no?
Only one thing to do then: don't let them!
Okay with you if I subscribe to your familiy motto?
Absolutely. Feel free….
I went to the pub with an old mate yesterday evening. We had a wide ranging chat from car exhausts, business finance and immunotherapy. Eclectic eh? And over three pints of Stella. We (just the wife and I) intend to celebrate Christmas and I fully intend to drink too much. We always toast Jesus too. It is his Official Birthday after all. I hope you and yours have a good one too.
There is no such thing as drinking too much. The body knows this and conveniently goes unconscious when you have reached sufficiency.
And may you and yours have a good one too.