Astrid pointed out this morning that as she walked to the post office yesterday, her neighborhood seemed subdued. There was no energy in her central city area. Traffic seemed down, the normal shops and stores were empty, it was like a Sunday on a Wednesday. And remember, this was ground zero for the riots earlier this year in Los Angeles.
I posited that maybe, after the election, people were just tired. You can be ‘up’ and ‘tense’ only so long. Its over, no matter who wins, and I think people are relieved, and want to just hide out and relax for a while.
Sure we still go to work and go through the motions, but we have had it with the pressure placed on us by Covid, by the election, by the constant bombardment by the media, by Antifa and mostly peaceful demonstrations, by our fears and concerns, valid or not. Malaise has set in. One colleague mentioned to me that she just felt ‘icky’. Covid? She didn’t know, but she felt like she didn’t really care any more. She was just tired.
Tired of talking, tired to thinking about the next crisis, tired of worrying about this and that. People are just plain tired.
There is something to be said for malaise. Sometimes we need to just take some time and recover, and I commend you to it. Relax, turn off the news, watch a few episodes of Love Boat, and get some sleep.
As Annie sings: “The sun will come up tomorrow…Tomorrow, tomorrow I love ya tomorrow, You’re always day away …’
Meanwhile, this, from comedian Angelo Tsarouchas, is worth a read:
Early November is finally here. I have seen a lot of hate spewed in recent days about a man who is a constant winner and overachiever, and that’s what the people who support him like about him. Yes, he’s been caught in some lies and maybe twisted the truth a little but he’s still out there proving his haters wrong time after time. Some people are just jealous of someone who is successful and has money. Throw in a hot foreign underwear model at his side and they hate him even more. You may not have wanted him in his role, but he’s there now and there’s nothing you can do about it. I know it’s possibly just going to get worse over the next several days, but like him or not, Tom Brady is turning things around in Tampa.