Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Elation constellation

Middle-age men across America, and frankly around the world, have been chicken-cooped up inside in safe shelter in place mode much too long for their primal liking. It’s a matter of time before they throw up their arms in disgust, protest and revolt and begin shouting, “Enough is enough!” 

After all, it’s one month into Spring 2020, the weather continues getting nicer each day and outdoor activity needs aren’t being satisfied by peeking outside from the living room window watching the birds, butterflies and squirrels fly and climb about. 

This shelter in place quarantine isn’t good for middle-age man self-esteem and it's creating a proclivity for random nonsense and relentless restlessness.

Middle-age men unreleased pent-up energy is creating various behaviors and feelings, some which are unfamiliar or unidentifiable.

At times, they might be in a frantic panic.

Or, they might be feeling melancholy, by golly.

And, after watching too many hours of fake news on television, they might be spewing snarky malarkey.

Any which way you look at it, they're envisioning an end to what they’re experiencing. They want to be released into the wild, shelter in place chains unshackled, and free to roam from here to there.

They yearn for a normalcy that creates an aura of middle-age man energy and joy like an elation constellation.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum


Blackthorn D. Stick said...

Not me, I'm getting out of the house more than enough. My wife has what are currently referred to quaintly as pre-existing conditions that make her more likely to get sick. I also have an elderly mom who lives alone and getting over there to bring her supplies is a 40 mile round trip that involves 3 highways and a bridge. Add in doing the grocery shopping for myself and my family and I'm getting plenty of outdoor exposure. LOL!!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. My refrigerator died last week in the middle of everything. Hey, it was a SEARS Kenmore that lasted 30 years without a single repair. They don't make them like that anymore.

In any event, I wasn't this busy when I was still working before I retired! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Mr. P -- Please proactively buy some Mucinex DM (I had store brand equivalent); it literally was the only saving grace in January when the virus went through my family. I'm not a doctor, although my brother is an MD and was the one who recommended it. Take care and may God bless you and your family.

Pierini Fitness said...

Good for you and hope you're enjoying retirement-land. I'm still in the rat race by choice although pondering the next chapter of my life is something I'm constantly doing. Envisions of being a bagger at Trader Joe's sounds fun.

Thanks for visiting Pierini Fitness; enjoy your shelter in place day.

Pierini Fitness said...

Thanks for suggestion. Mrs. Pierini has a good inventory of the generic version. She's at higher risk and tends to get sinus infections that if not attended to can trail down and lead to bronchitis. Naturally, she's very cautious and pro-active and has used this for good results.

Thanks for sharing, thanks for visiting Pierini Fitness and enjoy your shelter in place day.