I have had a tough week, dealing with rejection and the despair that it unleashed. That and also feeling lousy generally. Then letting the unchecked mental and physical ailments feed off each other.
I retreated into my man cave, like I have always done at times like this. Yet a cameo appearance at friend’s socially distanced barbecue planted the seeds of recovery from my latest bout of self doubt. I also opted to learn new skills to compliment my existing ones. And this provided a cattle prod reminder that my attention needs to focus on the routes out of despondency and not to dwell on how I got there.
I also took the time to work on some photographs and reacquaint myself with Haiku, the short form Japanese poetry. So I’ve attempted to address my mood and solution by creating a three verse Haiku story to accompany the pictures.
- Feeling rejected
- Can’t see the wood for the trees
- Mind is in turmoil
- Editing the shades
- Is not finding acceptance
- It’s still the same view
- Changing the angle
- Seeking a different scene
- Brings serenity
The music to inspire this post and artwork has been as varied as my moods. The highlights have been Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Frank Turner’s Be More Kind, Hector Plimmer’s Sunshine and Moses Boyd’s Dark Matter.