Apparently it’s been claimed that today, January 6th, is the most depressing day of the year.
I know that I certainly found the day quite depressing.
The high temperature today was -13F. That is not a typographical error.
The “high temperature” tomorrow is predicted to be -20F.
The wind is howling. The snow is swirling. The teeth are chattering. Schools have been closed. Many businesses were closed, others encouraged employees to work from home where possible. When I drove to work this morning, the streets were eerily quiet. There was very little traffic.
It made me think of all of the people who don’t have the option to be “closed”. Police, firefighters, ambulance drivers, tow truck drivers, banks, courts, and even funeral homes.
Yes, a friend of mine’s father died at the end of last week. Today was his funeral and burial.
It is dangerous. It is scary.
And yes, depressing. I’d definitely vote for January 6, 2014 as the most depressing day of the year.
At least so far. Who knows what the rest of the year might bring. That thought makes me shudder. I have always maintained that I will not ask “How much worse can it get?” because right about then you will find out that it can be so much worse.
Ironically, the sun was brightly shining all day.