Yesterday came; yesterday went. I filled out my papers, got fitted for a crown on the surviving forward molar. Throughout the long day, the sky was bright and blue. This morning, gray has returned … and we’ve got something that’s surely “going around.”

trees framing blue sky river bend

I should have recognized yesterday’s mood as not entirely a reaction to stuff I didn’t want to do. I was coming down with something, which, by last night, had manifested as a headache that won’t quit, chills, and a sore throat. Garry was several hours and a few symptoms ahead of me.

Where do we pick this stuff up? And so fast, too. Today, I woke up with the same headache and sore throat with which I went to bed. We’ll just cancel any plans we had for the day. None is time-stamped.

I sure do wish I could zap this headache, though.


Why does the color of the sky so much affect our moods? Have you noticed that a bright blue sky makes you feel happy … but a dull, gray one tends to dampen the joy? Is this a built-in reflex? A programmed response that’s part of our DNA? It seems to be nearly universal to human beings … so perhaps.


14 thoughts on “SKY OF BLUE, SKY OF GRAY”

  1. Get well soon. I am one of the lucky ones that rarely gets a headache. I used to have them, but since I stopped smoking 30 years ago, they have disappeared. My symptoms do not hurt in the sense of the word, they are very uncomfortable. Who knows where these coughs and sneezes come from, they are just there and very annoying at the best of times.

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      1. Allergies or a cold? I don’t know. I feel the same or worse than yesterday. The sky is gray. The Red Sox have lost two in a row as their pitchers have gotten shelled.
        I need a couple of westerns where white is white and black is black.


  2. some things take a few days to surface. you were in Boston last weekend, right. Whole new set of germs floating around and you might well have picked up something there.

    I get sick I head straight for the strawberry ice cream, which on good days I can barely tolerate. Go figure. Good time to indulge yourselves, I’d say.

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  3. Hope you’re feeling better soon Marilyn. I always recommend hot water with cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, honey and a splash of apple cider vinegar- it always seems to help.


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