It is below zero outside, it's warm and cozy inside. What better way to spend such a day?
The temptation this week has been to cover my head and shut the world out. I feel I am about to give up on it; it's not worth the effort involved in staying in touch with it.
Making an exception, of course, in your case. I shall always try to find time for you.
Are things really as bad as I made it seem? Yes, probably. Maybe worse. The glass half-full analogy does not apply, for the glass has been tilted mouth-downward, and the last drop is barely clinging to the rim.
Now let me be clear. There is nothing wrong with the relationship with my Maker, the marital bonds are as strong as ever, and no one is actively mistreating me.
It is the condition of this old world in which we live. Clearly there is not much, probably nothing in fact, that I can do for it.
Do you suppose I could achieve some peace of mind were I to cancel the subscriptions to the newspapers, cancel my subscription to cable, and shred my library card?