I’ve been feeling a wee bit depressed lately. It’s not anything to be worried about, because I go about my day and do my usual thing, and most of the time nothing is out of the ordinary. It’s only that sometimes, when I have a couple of minutes to myself, when I stop to think and feel how I feel (does that sound hippie or what?), it turns out that how I feel is a wee bit depressed. As Philippa said in Anne of the Island, “I’ve been feeling a little blue — just a pale, elusive azure. It isn’t serious enough for anything darker.” Michael (Prof Nylan) thinks bad stuff in the news is enough to get us down, and I am wondering if maybe that’s the explanation for my azure-ity. The recall has been on my mind to the point that I’ve dreamt about it, and I’m really concerned that Arnold is going to win, and who knows what’s going to happen then.
Or maybe it’s the change in the weather that’s getting me down. Every year I look forward to that tangible transition from summer to fall, what I call the “nip” in the air, because I like winter weather. People who live where there is snow would scoff, but I grew up with Bay Area winters and I am referring to those only when I say winter. But there’s no denying that the older I get, the more I do get bogged down with what most people hate about winter–the cold, the rain, grey skies, etc. So maybe it’s a combination of politics and weather. That not only sounds plausible, but rather provocative, don’t you think? Or maybe I’m just thinking of the phrase “political climate”.
On a different note, Prof Hsing brought her daughter to geography class today (we had a short meeting, so she didn’t have to sit still for long). She was dressed all in pink and red, down to cute little red Mary Janes. I think she was about four. I wish I could get away with wearing all pink and red; they’re such cheering colors and they look nice on me. 😉 But I’m not that much of a free spirit. I know what I would look like in that kind of outfit. I’m thinking of a certain mammal that many people know as pork.
Okay since I’ve just mentioned hippie and free spirit twice in this entry, I’m reminded of something Mommy said about me the last weekend I went home. We were having lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Sacramento, our family and Jackie’s family (first time in a long time the two families had been together in their entirety!), and Mommy said I’m becoming so “New Agey” because I do yoga, and dance, and have now been semivegetarian for about two years, etc. “Oh!” Jackie exclaimed in surprise. “I guess you are kind of New Agey! But I’d never thought about it like that… all those things you do… they’re just you.” I take it as a compliment. 🙂
Oh hey and the site I got the Anne of the Island quote from also contains the full text of Baroness Emmuska Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel, which was one of the first books on my book recommendations list! I’m adding that link to my recommendations page.[link broken]
[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]