I have no idea why I am feeling melancholic this evening. Nothing serious of course – just a mild feeling of – I don’t know – restlessness? Wanting to be somewhere else? Wanting some company? (one particular person’s come to that). Wanting the world to be different?
Yes, I suspect the news (pipelines, colonial laws against First Nations etc.) is part of this. I want good news. I want hopeful news. I want to know that the world has woken up and wants to join hands and work for the benefit of all living things. I want to know that love prevails and that we realize we are all connected and are all each other’s keepers.
Why is that so hard?
Okay – deep breath. Counting my blessings. I worked. I got out. I shopped. I got wine and chocolate. What more could I possibly want or need?
Perhaps I need to go up a mountain – sit for a while in the alpine – let the Mother soothe me.
Maybe I just need a big, long hug.