FOREVER IN GLOOM – AugustMoon Day 3

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AugustMoon – Day 3 photo prompt

I have been telling myself forever and a day now that I have SAD (seasonal affective disorder.  It has been so long that I believe it.  How can I not?  It’s just lately I’m questioning the validity of it all. Is it true?  Maybe it was a gloomy day, or perhaps it just felt that way because I did. Even so, does that mean I have a disorder?

You know how the song goes – Into each life some rain must fall
But too much is falling in mine
Into each heart some tears must fall
But some day the sun will shine.  

And that, my dear, is how life is – light and shadow, the yin and the yang, what goes up must come down….It does not mean I have SAD, even though I am sad some gloomy and rainy days.  On other such days, I’m restful, creative – baking, cleaning, sewing, reading, writing up a storm.  We all have our moments.  It’s how we are wired.  Let me not label myself in disorders.  Let me accept and revel in the kaleidscope of my emotions.


#AugustMoon Day 1 prompt

It is true we all begin our journey in the darkness, in the womb of our mothers.  We leave its safety and burst forth into the light and the world with a grand wailing.  I am feeling it is how we enter each new venture. It is with trepidation and delight – like a child screaming going down a water slide. Oh the fear and exhilaration! Let me not lose either.

I feel the safety wrapped in the arms of darkness, feeling the closeness of my neighbours’ prescence around the campfire. The stars come one by one.  The flames crackle and leap.  The wine is poured.  The conversations begin.  Slowly the barriers recede. We recognize each other.  I look up into the night sky.  It is alive with stars winking and twinkling down upon us.

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