Anybody get seasonal affective disorder? Mine sets in about now and will last until May. Energy levels going through the floor. Easily overtaken by a feeling of gloom and doom.
Meanwhile, relationships founder. The immune system goes down. Life is elsewhere.
I have devices for dealing with it. Coffee, always a mood lifter, is a welcome companion. Old routines give the day a sense of purpose and order. Escape can be found in books.
If I get a little “distant” here, don’t worry. I’ll be back. Eventually.
The photo is from one side of a tall column on the campus where I work. Looks like it has stood there forever. Passing by, one takes heart.