Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative." ~T. S. Eliot

There is something in the air today.

It's something sharp and nasty, needling at our ribs and nerves... we are on edge and sluggish. And we don't know why.

Phenomena like this fascinates me. Rather than dwell too much in my own nastiness, I'm trying to think about possible explanations for global crankiness. Weather? Atmospheric elements? It's been raining for over a week in New Jersey, so maybe that has something to do with it. It isn't a full moon. We have another week.

If the idea that our energy reverberates throughout our atmosphere and is "contagious" so to speak, that only explains half the problem. How is it that everyone woke up in a lousy mood today? What transpired overnight to dawn a nasty day? I have no personal point of origin. I slept well. I worked out yesterday, and felt great. My evening class went well. I had a relatively pleasant morning.

And then I stepped outside, got in my car, and drove intotraffic jams, honking horns, accidents, lots of swirly blue and red lights. People driving like total maniacs. The second I got into work, there were problems, nasty authors, frustrated coworkers... Everyone is just downright angry today. And we're all asking, "What IS it today?!"

Perhaps we are all at some sort of turning point, some large, some small. Maybe many of us are in some area of transit, of shift, and it's getting uncomfortable. The seasons are shifting, and I know many people whose lives are also shifting. Perhaps we're uncomfortable. If our environment feels unstable we are going to react and fight the instability, which can create tension. Many people are expressing a desire to be left alone today. Perhaps this is why. We're all in some sort of flux.

I can't come up with anything else. And even if I did, I still want to kick today in the face.


  1. Seasonal weather change....seriously.

  2. I hope your day gets better. For me, it is the fall allergies. In Austin, we get "Cedar Fever" which makes everyone feel yucky and often act nasty.

    Seeing you positive vibes!


  3. Yea, I got nothing but there seems to be a widespread crabby mood going around lately. Not likin' it. Hope this week is better for you.