Beauty in the Ordinary

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Blues Will Have Their Say

I don't know where my bright, happy self has gone.

I've been fighting this feeling of gloom,
that has sort of settled in the middle of my chest,
for a couple of days now.

I've tried ignoring it.
I've tried exercising it away,
I've even tried having an extra glass of wine to see if it would make me feel better.

Nothing has worked...and when I woke up this morning
I realized that today, these Blues just have to be acknowledged.

Nothing bad has happened, life is no less optimistic than it was yesterday, or the day why?

I think it's just the yin and yang of life.

In order to know how happy you are, perhaps one needs to experience this sense of impending doom every now and again.

So, bring it on have my full, unfettered attention.
I'm nestling in for the day...there is a time limit to this depression.


  1. I sometimes get this way Jacqueline. It happened a few weeks ago when I was very tearful and gloomy although I had no reason to be so. My equilibrium was completely off and I have no idea why. It passed as mysteriously as it came.

    I do think it is good to acknowledge though. People don't talk openly enough about the down times. Perhaps it is an attempt to make everything appear fine. We humans tend to need to show the world we are happy and chipper.

    Sending you some positive thoughts in hopes that the little cloud of energy moves on quickly

  2. J - I'm so sorry you're feeling a bit down. It WILL pass, but it's horrible when you're actually going through it. Sending you a great big hug xxxx

  3. You are being visited by the BLACK DOG as Winston Churchill would have said....
    this too shall pass

  4. John. Are you suggesting that Jacqueline smokes a big fat cigar as a cure? It could work!

    Sad to say, but I also get a bout of BLACK DOG about this time of year.... unfortunately mine usually lasts until the following Spring.

  5. Every once in a while the devil of the dumps raises his head. I turn on all the lights, crank up the music, make this old crate of a body dance dance dance to it. When all else fails I go to the homeopathic store and get some St Johns Wort. Oh...and don't forget chocolate.

  6. My "blues"just left earlier this week. Same here, no explanation. I suppose we are the same as the moon and the tides..we wax and wane...go high and low

  7. Cheer up chuckie! And if you cannot do that, then just enjoy it as part of the whole thing that make the rest seem good by comparison. Sometimes it's good to feel miserable for no reason.

  8. And you've put your original photo back J. I'm so pleased xxx

  9. Remember the blues of 'blue skies' Jackie...they'll be back, prettier than ever...and hopefully very soon.
    Wishing you loads of indulgent comfort...♥
    xo J~


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