Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I was awakened yesterday by a ferocious wind. The chimes were not just ringing, they were clattering  along with the harbor bells in a wild cacophony of chaos. It felt dangerous. I was filled with fear, a foreboding that I can not explain, and I could not make myself venture out into that north wind. I find that the winter wind fills me with fear, makes me anxious and edgy, especially at night. And for whatever reason, yesterday's wind seemed to sweep all of the joy of life right out of my heart. I could find nothing to counter the way I felt. So I went back to bed and waited for the sun to come up with the hope that the light would cheer me. My hope was in vain, I spent the entire day in a blue funk. I am never one to wish my life away, but I could not wait for the day to end and I could climb back under the covers and sleep my way to today. It is quiet outside now, calm and safe. I can leave my home  without any cares or fear. Isn't it a wonder how a phenomenon of nature can so profoundly affect one's mood?


Jeff- in the Berkshires said...

Hi Peg,
We live on the edge of a valley and the wind sometimes will roar south to north and whistle through the windows and seem to rattle the house. It can be a bit unsettling if it goes on too long.

I also wouldn't be surprised if there was a sudden drop in air pressure that may have also effected your mood. We are one with nature after all and are very much influenced physically and mentally by it, in ways I don't think we fully understand.

Be well

peg said...

I think you are right, Jeff....I know a change in barometric pressure affects me physically, so why not mentally as well?

Or maybe being up at 3 in the morning on a windy night just plain gives me the creeps!

janet said...

Hello Peg,
When it's windy enough for our harbor bell to ring outside I worry that our big trees will come down on the house. When the dogs look worried too, then I know it's dangerous out there. I do much better on sunny days myself. I hope things are going well in PA.