Darn it, Jon, I rarely ever title my posts as I can never think of something to put here, but aside from that little quirk of making my brain hurt trying to think of something appropriate for this requirement, I SO appreciate your hard work on this site!
I've felt the melancholy lurking around the periphery the last day or two.
I have always been prone to melancholy at times, as much as I am upbeat and positive with a song in my heart. My emotional dichotomy at times is maddening, but it is who I am, and something maybe only one or two people have ever been able to truly understand, especially the depths of my emotions, particularly empathy. I experience both sadness and joy very, very deeply, not just for myself, but for others, sometimes at the same time.
After a few minutes of consideration, I realized why the melancholy is quietly lurking, and it is simply due to an upcoming date. Recognizing it will hopefully make it easier to embrace the validity of it, acknowledge and feel the emotion of that day, and move past it.
For today, the sun is shining, the colors are beautiful, and I've been able to make a few people smile. It is enough.