I have mentioned many times on here that before I set myself to a task, I imagine myself doing it. It makes fatigue manageable, and has become part of my daily routine. I like to schedule each day with activities I feel like doing, and tackle one project at any one time. At any rate, today I was whisked away to do some shopping. It wasn’t on my agenda but I agreed as I was feeling okay. Well, once I started moving around the supermarket, I got blurry and wobbly rather quickly. By the fourth aisle, I was seriously contemplating going back and sitting in the car. However, I pushed through, but by check-out time, I was shuffling again. To make matters worse, we didn’t have enough bags, so I had to go back to the car to get more. The supermarket only has one entrance and one exit door, both can only be used for that purpose. The entrance door has no other way back to the check-out other than up an entire aisle and down another. So, I was shuffling along in a fog of bright lights and colours.
An interesting observation. There were other people in the supermarket, obviously, but also people in wheelchairs and using canes. It comforted me in an odd way. I guess because I knew they would understand how I felt as I fumbled on my feet, blindly searching for my partner who was buried behind queues of people, waiting to offload trollies onto conveyor belts. Another interesting observation I have captured via photo and uploaded below …
It is the third of October, Halloween is on the 31st, and Christmas not until late December. Thus, what is it? Halloween or Christmas? I thought they may as well have an Easter egg aisle too, or perhaps we should just have supermarkets completely devoted to all the celebratory, themed, festive occasions and be done with it.
The thing I liked about Christmas was, a few weeks leading up to it, the decorations would appear, Christmas music would begin to filter into our soundscape, and one really got the sense that the rest of the year could be put behind us and left where it was. But two and a half months of Christmas run up? I think that’s too much. I think a month run up to Halloween is a bit much.
Personally, I don’t subscribe to these periods per se, as in I enjoy them for my own reasons alone, but I do my bit for others who embrace them more heartedly, and I fully encourage people to take joy in their celebrations, but the way we are going we’ll be celebrating periods when we are not celebrating periods.
What do other people think?