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ST4S – Avoidance

theater-curtains-green-velvet-right-trompe-l-oeiltheater-curtains-green-velvet-left-trompe-l-oeilI’ve been avoiding you.

It’s not personal, believe me.  I’ve avoided most everyone lately.

My emotional plate has overflowed recently.  Some of it is because of the many things that tend to pile up around this time of the year by default.  A lot of it is a sense of foreboding that I cannot explain, but I’ve felt growing for several months now.  Some of it is seasonal changes.  Some of it has been being sick (the last two Wednesdays I’ve been pummeled with various “icks”).  Some of it is a sense of loss.  Some, a sense the world is spinning out of control…

And some of it is avoidance…  simple avoidance and escapism.

I’m sorry for that later.   But I’m still going to avoid you all for a few more days.

It’s personal.  But it’s not.

Walk Away

Walk Away (Photo credit: DavidB123)

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Reassess and Renew

I almost didn’t make this post.  Not so much because I wanted to avoid admitting failures.  I was having some fun–I was giving myself a few hours of total escapism just for the sake of escapism.

It actually started last night when I had intended to go to the Albany Symphony with a friend.  We didn’t go.  I was the one who supposed to drive, and I was overtired and not feeling well enough to actually be out all evening.  And since I was falling asleep at my keyboard an hour before I could have managed to get home, I don’t regret the choice, even though I had looked forward to the concert for over a month. Continue reading