The world is backed-up. The U.S. is backed-up. The economy is backed-up. Even the stock market, for all its post-election ebullience, is kind of blah, right now. I feel a stagnation. Even the painters that are repainting the exterior of my condo building seem to be going through the motions, after an initial flurry of scaffolding, taping, and spraying. This always happens with contractors. The encouragement of initial progress, followed by the distinct possibility that things might be completed after all, and then, nothing.
This feeling of nothingness even extends to the weather. Sixties, alternating sun and clouds, stiff breezes, then...nothing. Not getting hotter, not getting colder. Just kind of there. One is not even sure whether or not to put on a jacket when going outside.
This is nature shortly after the Vernal Equinox. Spring has sprung and now, is spent. The anticipation of warmer weather and freshly turned soil and early planting is now just waiting and seeing. It's not even a good time for war.
So, then, for what is now a good time? How about stalled legislation? The much-ballyhooed and now fizzled "repeal and replace" of the (Un)Affordable Care Act. How about motionless court motions, as with circuit courts short-circuiting the Trump Administration's efforts to do something about unchecked immigration?
Yeah, we're stuck in the spring mud, and I may just have to write my way out of it.