Thursday, June 23, 2011

There will be other days.....


After a bout of terribly sunny, warm weather here in Chicago, today was right up my alley:. upper 60's, storm clouds everywhere, and occasional light rain.

But I did NOT go out to enjoy it. It's been a very draining week for me mentally and physically--feeling very alone, sad, worn out, and disappointed.

I just wanted to stay in on my day off and hide from the world....and I do think that is okay.

At least I got some rest and a couple art projects done since the house finally cooled down.

Later this evening I stepped out into the backyard for several minutes just to see what I had missed.

Tonight's impressive scene from the yard

I watched sky blues unsuccessfully try to overtake deep grays while cool winds tickled treetops.

It was just enough. I don't think I could've enjoyed anymore right now if I tried.

I keep telling myself there will be other days, Dean. There will be other days.....

11 comments:

Marty said...

I have many days where I want to hide from the world...

naturgesetz said...

And of course you are so right: there will be other days.

David Allen Waters said...

sorry to hear you are down my friend...other days are ahead :)

Rosie said...

Ah but creative people are always prone to feeling miserable. Other days ahead...

bK said...

That's quite the dramatic-looking sky! The stormy weather appear to parallel how you are feeling. Do you often feel that the weather influences your mood?

Lisa said...

To be completely honest, I am not much of an affectionate person,virtually or otherwise, regardless however, *hug*.


More importatly, it is okay to take a break and hide from the world, I do it too. And yes there will be other days...you simply have to take them one day at a time.

Phoenix said...

Dean,
you're so lucky.
You live in an amazing city, with so much potential within that mind and body of yours. You have the power to appreciate the little things, which is an amazing gift. I mean, you're just a gifted man.
Congratulations.
:)

JuJu said...

There will be other days, without a doubt. I hope your lock away helped you feel better---that way you can enjoy today.

I'm pulling for you to come out of the house.

Dean Grey said...

Marty!

I'm sorry to hear you can relate to this.

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naturgesetz!

Yes there will!

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David Allen Waters!

Thanks for that, sir.

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Rosie!

Yeah, I guess it's just part of the creative personality.

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bK!

Not necessarily, Brody. I've been in good moods when it's raining out. It's just one of those days, I guess.

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Lisa!

"Taking a break" is a very good way of putting it.

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Phoenix!

Chicago is AMAZING!

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JuJu!

I will get out there one of these days!

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Everyone's supportive words are greatly appreciated!

-Dean

Kerry said...

Chicago is a verrry cool place, yeah. But if you like the kind of weather that you describe here, I bet you would like the Pacific NW. Think about it.

Hope you're doing OK.

Dean Grey said...

Kerry!

I shall think about it!

-Dean