When things are not going well in life, sometimesI have a few security devices I employ. My little bits have lovies, soft bunnies, blankets, and bears. Mine are grown-up ones. They are intangible and live mostly in my head.
(NO, not the little voices, please people, I haven't reached that point quite yet!)
I'll call them snippets. Snippets of good things.
Included are memories, songs, movies, trips, children moments, and whatever else takes you to that lighter place. To make you realize there would be no good days without the bad.
In particular, I am feeling very blue right now. There is no pinpoint for this feeling, just a looming, can't shake it feeling. Like an uneven cricket song in your otherwise silent night (totally annoying). I am lucky, I know that in a couple of days this will pass and I will move forward, mostly funk free. But, until then I pick at and pull out my security devices to bring me back to solid ground.
Just yesterday, it was a song on the radio. I turned it up all the way and let it fill my brain. It was a Paul Simon song. The song Gone at Last. It's a gospel-like song about long streak of bad luck and he prays its gone at last. Just fun.
It's just little things. Snippets.
What do you do? How do you keep the blues at bay?