There’s a meme I came across on Facebook that says “Mercury is in Gatorade.” Yes, Mercury is in retrograde and everything has slowed down. Last night I had a dream about a very young woman trying to befriend me. She was drinking a light purple drink. I don’t really remember much else, but it was dramatic and I woke up late with relatively little energy. It took a long time to motivate myself to go downstairs to eat my Cheerios. Then the dog laid down in the grass during her walk as if she couldn’t be bothered. It was fine. I was ok with slowing down and all that. I still managed to get to the Y and work out in the women’s gym that overlooks some beautiful crepe myrtles. I still continued with my dog portraits. I still edited my new novel and even at some point had an idea about what to write next: How about Dogs with Bagels 3? L would be 40, Maria 60. Everyone would have moved to Houston except for Alex. I’m really tempted to give it a go…

Anyway, it’s been a good day, but there is a perceptible slowness to everything. I also got some unexpected news, things coming to a close, that sort of stuff. Not surprising during Mercury Gatorade. I suppose through it all one must stay patient and focused and try to maintain a healthy routine.

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