|Maya and I bought drinking coconuts on a whim and then had to Youtube "how to open a drinking coconut". This was our celebratory photo.|
And now I'm going to talk about being sad for a bit. At the end (spoiler alert) I'll tell you that I'm doing better now, so don't panic and don't be sad. Ready? Ready.
I've been spending far too much of my time lately feeling sad, which is especially disappointing because it really shouldn't be a time-consuming activity. And yet somehow it is because of the amount of time it makes me dedicate to crying and lurking and not going places. My mood's quite all over the place, such that the same song that makes me feel brave and strong in the morning is the one making me cry in the afternoon (often this song, which is incidentally a great song).*
My mood just noped out** entirely a week or two ago, so I spent the week crying and wondering if I had to start getting resigned to the idea that sad is just how I am now. Which worried me, because I've been depressed before (fortunately mildly), and getting used to having a very low baseline mood seems to me to be a bit of a slippery slope, even if accepting the sadness is one way of dealing with it. Fighting to be happy and OK is tiring, and sometimes it's a relief not to bother.
|I just live here now. NBD. (Source)|
But that's no fun, so let's not talk about that.
You know what it fun? This "Wait for green" sign, which might as well read, "For fuck's sake, South Africans, please follow the basic rules of the road."
|"Stop at the red. Drive on the left. Do we really need to keep going over this?"|
|Although this is an awesome lunch spot for doing puzzles in. A+ shade, baby oak tree.|
|This one puts me well on my way to a Tumblr of me playing Pandemic while looking stern.|
|I love all these boys.|
|123 GO COOLNESS. (Source)|
And that was your tour of the inside of my head. Please return your audio guides on the way out.
Now here is a dog that looks like Putin.
**We're using "nope" as a verb now. Spread the word.