Currently, one of the great everyday joys in my life is that I finish work in the daylight. It's been a long, dark winter. Now, walking through London when the light is just starting to fade around me is probably my favourite time of day.
However, it had been a week of apathy and not enough sleep, a general but distinct lack of enthusiasm. The twilight was pleasing but melancholy, a time for listening to Lana Del Rey and dawdling.
Until yesterday. At dusk, I was walking towards London Bridge - headphones on, inexplicably filled with a new sense of purpose and resolve, as seems to happen sometimes for no good reason - when this song came on. I turned it right up and it felt like a call to arms.
I swear, I felt like I was in a video game. The goal was metaphorical, but the Shard loomed in front of me like a mythical crystal pyramid and I marched towards it.
That's the key. I know the things I need to do to feel better, I just need to do them. Which sounds easy, but doesn't always feel it.
I need to be productive and healthy. Feed my brain and my soul with art and expanded horizons and the best people. Get out in the daylight whenever I can.
And a video game called Battle for the Sun would be really cool.