Sit down with me for a bit, and let's talk. Lately, I've been feeling the blues. It could be because it's April and it's still very cold outside. It could be that I've been feeling cooped up in a chilly, though bright, apartment. It could be that I understand my cats more than I understand most people. I don't really know.
Have you ever had a low-grade kind of sadness that doesn't really seem to spring from anywhere? You can't put your finger on the "why" of it, but you feel it just the same?
I know that I should be appreciating my life, and my freedom to be creative and all that. I do. I really, really do. But somehow, eking around the edges of it all is something a little bit sad, and the color of blue, and there are clouds over-hanging. What is this?
Part of my malaise might be from not feeling like myself, health-wise, for a few weeks now. I haven't been going for many walks, so I'm not getting out there. I haven't felt very motivated to cook or bake. I've been painting my heart out, and that's about it. Any movie seems to make me sad, and books get maybe three pages read and then I put them down. Has this ever happened to you? What do you do about it when it does? How do you bring yourself out of this? I don't have any kids. Most of my friends live a few thousand miles away, and are about a 3-hour time difference, and anyway they're busy with their lives. Any advice out there? Funny, because usually I'm the one giving advice, and this time it's me who's asking.... what would I tell myself? Hmmm.... Wow. I don't know. I guess that's why I'm asking.
I hope all of you are having cheerful, non-Lemony Snickett's lives, and have no idea of what I'm talking about. If you do, though, let me know, okay? I'd really appreciate it.