There is a curious irony about being depressed in Spring.
Flowers, butterflies, trees in bloom, fresh air, sunshine, warm temperatures.
Growth, renewal, hope.
The profound sadness.
I’ve seen it happen too often, to people I love.
For myself and family, this is a time of conflicting emotions, all at surface level.
Every death, every family crisis, every challenge happened between April and June.
Every single one.
So, I get it.
While the rest of the world seems to rejoice at this time of year, we grieve. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, weddings, patriotic holidays do not provide reason for much celebration.
And even here on WordPress. Have you noticed ?
So many prolific bloggers have faded of late. Many are taking a break, dealing with the important things in life.
Some face writers block, others are challenged with giving up the pursuit altogether.
It makes me wonder.
Are they feeling it too ?
It may be sad, but it’s real. And that’s ok.
Summer is right around the corner.