Maybe it’s the rain. Maybe it’s the darker mornings, the falling leaves, the morning news. Maybe it’s all of that together that makes melancholy.
Finding images like this one–especially at full resolution where the detail puts the observer in the time-place space again–is just where I go to when everything seems gray and flat and joyless.
They used to talk about women going out to buy a new hat when they were down in the dumps. Nobody wears hats anymore. What do folks do these days to distract themselves, at one extreme, indulged people not be able to take on another single toy, garden or time-sucking bit of tinsel; at the other, people without enough for basic necessities, much less pleasure-inducing unnecessaries.
Okay, I’m supposed to show you some more mushrooms, but it will have to wait until the other side of patients and paperwork that lie just ahead–and this, the chief source of my dread of the day. Got to get my head in the game. Got to.