Dark Days are Behind Us
Today is the Winter Solstice, or the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Which means that the days start getting longer, and it also means that it’s going to be damn cold for the next three months in the reclaimed swamp of Washington, DC and environs. Remember, Valentine’s Day is halfway out of the ice sheet. Although, it’s completely out of the ice for the damn diamond commercials which start at Thanksgiving every year and run through Valentines Day in complete run-you-down-with-a-HUMVEE pursuit.
Look, all you diamond importers: Yes, I’m single. No, I’m not getting married. Stop selling me on how a highly compressed piece of coal can represent “my love” and go hawk your wares somewhere else. ThankyouverymuchNEXT!.
It’s also the onset of the let down that seems to occur after the holidays. Whether it’s from the expectations being to high, or just the dreariness of no green outside, it’s not exactly a fun time of the year. Generally it results.
This year in particular is interesting. I’m 180 degrees from where I thought I’d be at this time this year. For how many of you has this been just one of those years that flew by insanely quickly, but didn’t turn out in any way how you expected it to? How many of you felt completely out of control of the events of the past year? Not just public/national/international, but also personal?
Is this just getting older? Or is this just giving up?