Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quiet

Okay, so people have been writing asking if I am A) dealing with copious amounts of pet bodily fluids (yes) or B) playing with my puppy (yes) or C) dead (not that I am aware of.)

The truth is that I don't actually know what's wrong with me. It's a little like depression, this feeling, but I am not depressed. I feel a little bit like I'm coming down with something, but I'm not sick. I'm not getting much done except basic tasks. I'm coasting. I'm just sort of...quiet. I seem to be resting up for something.

I KNOW-- everyone is just a lee-tle afraid.

Maybe this is part of living in a place that has seasons --maybe as you get in touch with the cycles of the earth, you also get in touch with your own ebb and flow. Maybe it's necessary to lie fallow for a time before beginning some new season. Maybe it's like the firewood we just had delivered--it has to season for a time before it can blaze forth.

Maybe I'm coming down with something.

The great thing about this quiet before the storm is that I don't quite know what shape the storm will take. Will I be inspired to work and finish my novel? Will I tile the basement? Is there a big landscaping project in my future?

I don't know, but I'm laying in a lot of sock yarn just in case.

14 comments:

knittergran said...

Well, I hope you're not coming down with something...
and sock yarn stashing is a great remedy for everything!

hokgardner said...

When in doubt, buy sock yarn.

(Hi mom!)

Ei said...

It happens. Hope it is a happy time.

Katie said...

Ugh, I can feel that storm sneaking over my way. I wonder if its the change of seasons? Anyway, I can commiserate.

I wish I weren't' so broke I would lay in a stash of sock yarn also. (30 rows done on my leedle sockie..eek)

Chin up dear friend, 'this too shall pass'.

Becca said...

hope it passes soon. hate it, I call it the blue or the doldrums. I was about to send the dogs sniffing for your body...

Suburban Correspondent said...

A stash of sock yarn is always a good idea.

Marion Gropen said...

Glad you're still there.

Skies have been pretty gray for a while, maybe it's just the light. Maybe you are more sensitive to that? Seasonal Affective Disorder, only more like Seasonal Quiet Disorder?

Or not.

Or you could just try cleaning and organizing a mess. That usually jumpstarts things for me.

Miriam said...

It very well could be a season changing thing. And I too subscribe to the "when in doubt, be still" method. Something good is gonna happen.

Susan said...

It happens to me too. I know that daylight (or lack thereof) is a contributing factor but not the only one. If I ever get a definitive answer, I'll let you know. Don't hold your breath.

ccr in MA said...

Sock yarn will help many situations! Hope it's a good thing coming.

MadMad said...

Sock yarn is awesome comfort food! And buoying, too. I think fall is often a time of "quiet" for people. Hope it passes soon, though.

Grumpy Momma said...

Ooooooooohhhhh....I like that. I'm not depressed - I'm lying fallow. Can I use that?

Mrs.Q said...

Sock yarn is always a good idea. I can't wait to find out what happens next!

Bullwinkle said...

Now is a great time to plant a row of blueberry bushes. (Because, uhm, its not like I want to be in the house or anything.)

I like the "laying fallow" part. The calm before the storm (I love a good storm!)

Then again, new sock yarn arrived at my house - just as the remodeling got out of control.