I'm having a blue day.
Nothing specific has happened, per se, but it feels like the world has just gone to boogers and lately it feels like just existing in it is a chore.
Don't worry, I'm not about to off myself or anything, but seriously, if I had a real opportunity to just unplug from everything and hide for a while, I think I'd take it. The big problem with that is I'd eventually have to come back to it all. You can't really hide from it.
I know a lot of this stems from the fact that I had a very sheltered life for a very long time. When you are safe in your own home, with people who care about you, you don't have to think about it. It's easy to forget/ignore the homeless, the mentally ill, the poverty, the neediness, the lonely, the sick, the children who's parents don't care about them or that abuse them, the racism, the sexism, the dishonest, the violated and the violence. Technically, I still live a very sheltered life, since I'm (thank God) not actually experiencing these things first hand. I see it at work a lot these days, though, and it scares me. It's constant. People come to the church all the time with their hands out, sometimes they are legit and other times they are scamming us, but all of them have sad, pitiful stories. I don't believe most of them anymore, because I'm getting so cynical, but that doesn't mean I'm immune to them. There are enough of them that are true. There are days when I feel like I'm trapped under a big, heavy blanket and it's smothering me. The really bad part is that I'm not even dealing with the biggest part of things, I'm just in the wings.
You can do things to try and help, but it doesn't feel like it makes much of a difference. Sometimes it feels like the ugliness is winning.