I don't know if it's the shorter days already affecting me (and we're still in DST, people), or other things, but I've felt increasingly down over the last couple of weeks. It can be hard for me to find the right balance of time alone and time with people - I'm an introvert and need regular downtime, but if I'm alone too much, I get lonely and depressed. It's a bad sign when I start feeling alone even in a crowd. Sometimes it's a very fine line. Also, although I love fall, this time of year can be a little difficult for me due to past events. In the present, I'm worried about my cat Peach, who's not eating much and getting way too skinny despite my best efforts. Finally, I lost my camera at a wedding reception this weekend. I foolishly left it out on the table along with all my friends' cameras, and at some point I guess it was stolen (the caterers found a lot of left-behind things, but no camera). I was holding out hope that the reception hall staff found it, but I just got confirmation that they have not. Thankfully, I still have my old camera (and my new iPhone includes a pretty good one), but I'm still sad and angry at myself. Aside: This is an example of why it's so important to import and back up your pictures regularly! I only lost a few photos because I'm vigilant about backup. If this had happened to my mom, who literally transfers photos from the camera to her computer ONCE A YEAR, it would have been devastating.
Anyway, via a random series of links this morning, I discovered Parker Fitzgerald's 365 Polaroid Quotes project. I looked at every one - I couldn't stop. The combination of his beautiful, artistic photos and uplifting quotes (one example at the top of this post) truly comforted my soul. I now feel reassured about life, God, and the universe. If you need a little reassurance today too, check them out.