Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Fog

This week, I have to draw my inspiration from the letter F. Well, I don't have to, but that's the challenge I've given myself. Nothing was coming to me, though occasionally the word fog did come to mind. 

I thought of a number of other F words (hey - I'm from Massachusetts and F words are about 90% of our vocabulary), but none of them felt like anything I really wanted to delve into. Polite F words like forgiveness , family, friendship or fortitude seemed too big. Ugh - who wants to delve into all that bigness? 

There was a layer of fog hanging over the pond when I got up this morning. Ahhhh, I thought, a message from the universe. Fog must be the word. 

I took a picture, just so you wouldn't think I made it up about about the fog.




Despite the universe's nudge, I didn't feel inspired to write about fog. My brain felt too tired. That's when another F word came to mind: funk. I think I'm in a little February funk. Last week, I was all bouncy and full of inspiration. I worked on a poem, sent off an article query and taught a workshop. But this week, I got nuthin'. Maybe it's the weather, which suddenly turned warm and humid. I liked our cold spells better. 

Maybe I used all my inspiration last week and need to let the well fill back up. Geez, even that metaphor was dull....

The fog was gone by 9 a.m. I went for a walk, trimmed the Aricas and vacuumed the lanai. All that made me feel less funky, a lot hungry and wanting a nap.

So, there it is., a not very fabulous F post. In an effort to insert a smidge of insight, I'll go with this: It's okay to be in a fog or a funk and not very inspired sometimes. It'll pass.

6 comments:

  1. You may be in a fog but you are
    FABULOUS!!!!!

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  2. It is FINE to be in a fog. And sometimes a funk is a rational response. This too will pass.

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  3. I’ll give my “F” word since it was inspired by your full moon meditation. This weekend, I said to my husband, “i’m so freaking glad that Saturn is finally in retrograde.”

    I, too, am from Massachusetts.

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  4. We've had some amazing foggy weather recently. Although today, freezing and very windy, with sun poking through feathery clouds and warming me up a little through the window. I've definitely been in a funk too - hopefully it won't last too long, for either of us.

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    1. I'm less in a funk than I was...fortunately. I think February is the kind of month that brings that on.

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