I'm unenthused about most things at the moment. Life has taken a nose-dive. There have been many small losses of different sorts recently and they all seem to add up. Add to that a wonky knee and the inability to go for vigorous long walks regularly and here I am, in the doldrums. I've got the blues and they're a deep blue shot through with streaks of deep red. Not a pleasant combination.
What really gets to me is the way some (many?) people treat each other; as if people are of no value and to treat them inconsiderately and like shit is ok. I've witnessed many instances of that in the past few weeks and I wonder if it's becoming more common.
One good bit of news today though, amongst all the dross; a friend whose job was about to disappear has got her contract renewed for another year. Yay!
I need a pick-me-up. The only thing I enjoy doing at the moment is critting someone's writing. That perks me up no end. It's an exciting process and one which I'd like to do better on my own work!
What perks you up when you're down in the dumps?
HTTS: Is languishing.
I'm gently going through Alexandre Dumas The Three Musketeers for the nth time. It's a delightful book. I notice my reading is influenced by memories of The Four Musketeers with Michael York as D'Artagnan, Oliver Reed as Porthos, Richard Chamberlain (?) as... and here my memory peters out. Must go and Google.