So, I’ve been meaning to write a new post for a few days now.
It just seems like that never worked out, and I kept postponing it to “tomorrow.” Well, today is that tomorrow – for the tenth day running – so I pushed myself to actually write something.
Observing the world around me lately I noticed a reluctance by people to accept the inevitability of change. Now, it’s not like I’ve been oblivious to this reality – and it is a reality no matter how liberal you think the world is – but the truth is that whenever you think you’ve found its limits, there’s that little bit more that kind of catches you off guard.
noun ser·en·dip·i·ty \ˌser-ən-ˈdi-pə-tē\
: luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
I have been feeling kind of down for the past 10 days or so. And while I’d love to attribute this depression to my new medication, I know that the reason behind it is deeper.
After a month off my blog – I did kind of slack it off during August, because, August – I am finally back. So, let’s have a short update.
August was dreadful. Hot, humid, just unbearable. And coupled with all the work I had to do (on three fronts mind you) I was absolutely exhausted. Drained of all energy and quite frankly dragging my self from home to the office and back. I am certain the heat took a toll on other people too, but having to also deal with MS – as I’ve said before – accentuates things. And no, don’t ask me to quantify how much worse it is, I cannot do that. It just is. Please accept it.
The environmentalists among you probably read the title, blurted out some explicit, and stopped reading. I am pretty sure of it. Those with an active lifestyle (who might like to bake in the sun too) probably think I am exaggerating and being a whinny child. But please, the title is nothing but a funny Doctor Strangelove reference. And if you are still reading, hear me out. I promise it will all make sense in the end.
Yesterday I took a shot at my top five plus one movies. Perhaps I should have clarified that those were the five movies that I was thinking of at the time and would gladly watch on an idle Sunday evening, in no way an exhaustive list (although I am pretty sure I did that).
I am a big TV and movies fan. I do not deny it. I do not try to hide it. I refuse to apologize for it. I would be perfectly happy sitting on a comfortable couch and watching my favorite TV shows or a movie, doing absolutely nothing else and worrying about nothing. Or going to the movies and indulging in the beauty and magic of the big screen – ideally sharing a huge bucket of popcorn with a friend or a loved one and immersing myself in the world that the film I happen to be watching creates. Oh, and no cultural productions and deep thought movies – I like Hollywood and the blunt entertainment it offers.