Feeling out of sorts of late, through one thing and another...and another...and another...I sought solace in the Wisdom of Eeyore...
"And how are you?" said Winnie-the-Pooh. Eeyore shook his head from side to side. "Not very how," he said. "I don't seem to have felt at all how for a long time."
"Write down your worries and then depress your companions by reading them out loud."
"Life is a Box of Thistles...and I've been dealt all the really tough and prickly ones."
"What's gone is gone...whichever way you look at it."
"Avoid unexpected guests 'dropping in' by placing your door knocker just out of reach."
"AS - I - WAS - SAYING," said Eeyore loudly and sternly, "as I was saying when I was interrupted by various Loud Sounds..."
"This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me.Silly stuff. Nothing in it."
"No matter how bad things seem...nothing could be worse than being used as a towel rail."
And then Rabbit interrupted and said, "Tiggers never go on being Sad. They get over it with Astonishing Rapidity.'
Eeyore and I told Rabbit to go away and mind his own business.
And then Pooh said, "It's best to know what you are looking for before you look for it." Which might be true, but was unhelpfully vague.
So then he said (which was marginally more helpful), "Sometimes, the more you think, the more there is no real answer."
And then, VERY helpfully, "When you get a sinking feeling, don't worry, it's probably because you are hungry."
So Eeyore and I went for lunch.