Suggestions on how to overcome the blues? When I’m blue, I wallow. There’s nothing you can do or say. Step back, keep your distance, or, you know what? Leave. I need my privacy.
I might watch a tear jerker – Truly Madly Deeply, or a bittersweet favourite Local Hero. Better yet, I’ll listen to the soundtrack of Local Hero or loop through my favourite five tunes of Mark Knopfler’s Ragpicker’s Dream. I’m surprised the disk has any life left after the hours of play time, post divorce number two. (I wrote about it in response to another daily prompt, if you’d like to take a peek.) If I’m going to feel sad, I figure it might help (can’t hurt, can it?) to give the mood expression. Flush it out, show it the door.
Fortunately, I don’t often feel sad. Huh. That’s actually something of a revelation, so thanks, WP. I feel all manner of irritation and frustration and indignant and cynical and pissed off and and and… what’s that? Anger management? Go fly a kite.
To deal with those occasional (stop laughing) bouts, I write. Emails to my friends, mostly. Here on the blog. Check this one out – a taste of my acerbic wit.
Back to the blues. I love Turkey Vultures or “TV’s” in birder lingo. I have always had a thing for the homely creatures, an underdog thing, I guess. Most people get excited by seeing the robins return in the spring. For me, it’s the turkey vulture. On the other end of summer, I am dismayed to watch them gather and stage for winter migration. I truly feel a loss.
Someday I will write a song called I’ve got the Turkey Vulture Blues.
For now, the only ones feeling blue are the TV’s themselves, that is if they can feel anything at all with the sub-zero temperatures. Relief is around the corner, though. A high of 10 degrees C today.
Enjoy your weekends, everyone! Looks like spring has finally arrived!
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