Well it did drop today which is fortunate when you have a market stall. However its going to be back tomorrow gusting again. I’m going to Newcastle and I would have had a lovely bike ride into town but not when its gusting – not near traffic – so I’ll have to use the bus and walk. I’m really missing the buzz I get from cycling, will just have to wait. Its either been wind, ice, wet ice or ice and wind! Bad combinations. I have a friend who describes not being able to run the long distances she used to run as being like missing a really dear friend – she cycles but cycling doesn’t give her the buzz she got from running. Its really difficult to explain to folks who just don’t get it – what the experience is like – when you feel really down and whatever your activity is – running, cycling, swimming, martial arts etc it will lift you out of depression. Its both a refuge and a challenge at the same time – it builds confidence and diminishes anxiety – releases lots of amazingly useful chemicals that just make you feel good. However requires lots of practice – like meditation. So when the elements prevent you doing what you love doing its not good.
I’ve been looking at quotes about the wind in some sort of stupid attempt to try and make it go away – this quote doesn’t really do that but its fab –
“The road to Manderley lay ahead. There was no moon. The sky above our heads was inky black. But the sky on the horizon was not dark at all. It was shot with crimson, like a splash of blood. And the ashes blew towards us with the salt wind from the sea.”
― Daphne du Maurier,