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November Blues
Saturday, December 01, 2012



To anybody who might be wondering about my sporadic blog writing of late, I can only say that I am experiencing no lack of ideas. But I am going through a blog-writing-block in which the salient lack of motivation is lazy postponement, “I will write it tomorrow. And if not, perhaps the next.”

Of course it could be a seasonal disorder. Today Rosemary said, “I cannot wait for this month to be over.” I pointed out to her that today happens to be the first day in December. She smiled and this is something that Rosemary does not do too often. I will have to rent Sullivan’s Travels and have her see the ending with convicts in a church watching a “picture show”. They all roar with laughter at a cartoon featuring Pluto.


By the end of November I always feel melancholic. The days are very short and by 6 I feel it is 10 pm. The Christmas lights are out there now and days will soon turn to be longer than nights. Our melancholy will dissipate as light takes over. It is the lack of light and the constant rain or the gloomy cyan skies over North Vancouver that affect my state of being.

Tomorrow I am going with the two granddaughters to see the Pirates of Penzance, a Vancouver Opera production at the Queen Elizabeth. There may be a difference between Walt Disney’s Pluto and a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta but I am sure that the smiles of Lauren and Rebecca will still be the same. I propose we banish November from our calendar.



     

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