Monday, January 11, 2010

Swamp of Sadness

Have you ever seen The Neverending Story?  It was one of my go to fantasy movies as a child.  It had it all that an angsty pre-teen needed.  Misunderstood child who turns out to be the key to saving a world, a book, a quest, despair, fear but also love and hope.

It is a great movie and I never fail to laugh and cry even in the midst of it's cheesy 80s filmmaking technology.  But the part that always makes me cry is the swamp of sadness.  The swamp of sadness were dreary and it sucked the happiness right out of you.

I've felt a bit like that in the last few days.  Not a depression so much as a slogging through waist deep muck of stuff that needs addressing.  It may be the cold weather, or the fact that my sleep has been less than I'd like.  It may be that I still really haven't able to unpack or get through the growing to-do list or the gnawing reality of finances, businesses, job stress and concern for some friends who are struggling.  On there own nothing is so serious but they add up and soon you feel like your are sinking in a swamp.

In the end it isn't serious, and even now I'm feeling better than I did earlier.  Some chocolate helped.  So did watching baby goat spill a large glass of water on Mr. Goat while trying to drink.  So did the glee soundtrack and a new episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Still I wouldn't mind having one of these to save me from the swamp.*

*This is Falcor the Luck Dragon who saved Atreyu from the swamp of sadness in case you don't have quite as many geeky tendencies as me.


GeekByMarriage said...

I'm not a crier but when he loses his horse I bawl like a baby. I am heartbroken to hear you feel this way. I hope things brighten very soon for you!

JM said...

There must be geek vibes out in the atmosphere tonight, my hubby and I were just talking about how much the wolf from that movie freaked us out as kids. Hope you feel better, chocolate is a very good start.

Rebecca said...

Isn't the dark, cold winter in MN hard? I'm excited that soon we can look for warmer days.

Barbara said...

I'll help save you from the swamp!!!! Give me a call if you feel like talking--otherwise I'll see you at the GTG on Saturday. You're in my prayers, dear.

Spot On Your Pants said...

Wow! I remember that movie. (freaky wolf part chasing the kid and all you hear is the panting - kind of like jaws, but with a wolf). Ahem, thanks for the memories. Off to find my night light. Have a great day!

Spot On Your Pants said...

Okay, I'm re-reading your post (freaked out a bit thinking about that wolf). I was really really depressed (still am really) a couple of weeks ago. I think all the death and estate crap, with the lack of sunlight and all the changes. Then you feel like maybe your life is in a rut and you miss all the freedom. I'm sorry! If you ever need to talk on the phone...I'll send my number. No heavy wolf breathing though, okay?!

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