What Season Is It?

I decided to try Prosery again at DVerse. We are “jazzing it up” today. Lillian gives us the choice between two quotations from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Jazz Fantasia.” The one I used is, “Moan like an autumn wind high in the lonesome treetops.”


The depression is usually worse in the fall, as the weather tends to be more cold and rainy. I am thinking — I am hoping — spring and summer will get the worst of it this year. I am hoping unsteadily, that in September or October, I can see more friends. Maybe even in person. Maybe I can go to the store and roll my eyes at all the pumpkin spice, and not even have to think about my (not-Halloween) mask. As it is, all day this whole world feels like The Twilight Zone, and some moments I feel so lonely that my soul wants to moan like an autumn wind high in the lonesome treetops.

9 thoughts on “What Season Is It?

  1. I feel this. The lockdown is really hard on those of us who in the best of times need to work hard to keep our mood from bottoming out.

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  2. I resonate with this greatly. I miss all these little things we seem to have taken for granted. Everyday does indeed feel like The Twilight Zone. Maybe like Mr. Frisby, I’ll be abducted by aliens next. Thanks 2020!

    Excellent prose piece. I enjoyed reading it greatly especially as we can all understand this feeling together. Overall, a brilliant take on the prompt.

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  3. I think we all have a bit of a Twilight Zone feeling. I never realized how important it was to see a smile until they were all hidden behind masks! We are all getting a lesson in perspective.

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  4. For those of us who live alone, in some ways it’s better but some ways it’s much worse. If you add the awareness of seasonal depression into the mix, I imagine it’s a little anxiety-producing. I felt so much emotion yet at the same time self-awareness. If you know it’s coming you might be able to head it off at the pass.

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