What do you do when the dark clouds won’t go away?
Drowning in Darkness
As you know, I have often been trailed by the dark clouds, but I always manage to give them the slip. It takes patience, and some work on your part, but I assure you the sunshine will eventually return.
I advise you to find a very large umbrella. This is, of course, a metaphorical umbrella, so you can make it as large as you need it to be.
Use that umbrella to shield you from the dark clouds. I know it won’t make things any brighter, but not being able to see those menacing harbingers of ill will constantly hovering overhead will definitely raise your spirits.
I’m writing this reply under the shade of the world’s largest metaphorical umbrella. Not only has it been a difficult week for me, but today is also the birthday of The Girl Who Left Me Behind. The dark clouds have been following me around literally and figuratively…I got soaked on my morning run when the actual dark clouds dumped rain on me.
As always, I survived. While my heart might be the most fragile object known to man, I have developed a tough outer shell over the years. A little water isn’t going to melt me, and the perpetual presence of the dark clouds is not going to get me down.
My umbrella is made up mostly of writing…I’ve thrown myself fully into that this weekend…but other parts involve puttering around the house working on a project to make The House on the Hill warmer for the Winter. I’ve also spent time in the kitchen whipping up a giant pot of chili, that I’m looking forward to enjoying all week. And then there’s the kitties, who make me smile and love to cuddle under the umbrella with me.
So just find a big umbrella to use until the sky clears. It always works for me.
I like to tell myself it’s always darkest before that amazing thing happens to light up your life so brightly that you need to wear sunglasses at night.
Hang in there. I promise you’ll need sunglasses soon.