I don't know about you, but I'm having a lot of trouble right now recovering from all the hoop-lah of the holidays.
In fact, I wrote about this very subject a couple of years back in an essay entitled "Post Holiday Blues".
But it's not just that.
This divorce business, which I mentioned in the last post, is really a difficult process to deal with, for all of us who live and work here on the estate. Almost like a death, with all the feelings of loss involved.
Normally our employers would be off to Switzerland this time of year for their annual nips and tucks.
But not this year.
Everything is different.
Today my mind is wandering, and I've been thinking about the lovely and precious Lillian Hellman, once called "the most famous woman playwright in the world".
Her stage play "The Little Foxes" has been going through my mind all day long, all about the corruption and evil schemes of the rich.
While the slightly-scandalous Tallulah Bankhead (way back in 1939) was the original Broadway star, my memory of this play is from tv re-runs of the film adaptation with Bette Davis as the lead..
Miss Hellman herself, of course, was brought up on charges before the infamous and entirely discredited McCarthy Committee on un-American Activities, which also placed her on the revolting Hollywood Blacklist -- accusing her of being a communist for her fearless and enlightening literary depictions of how rich people behave.
And I guess a blog writer like me, talking about more or less the same things, would be on his idiotic list as well.
But thankfully times have changed.
Social media today would have stopped this deranged man in his tracks, long before he could have destroyed so many lives and careers.
Ok, I don't know where all that came from, and please forgive me that outburst. It's the exhaustion from the holidays, I suppose. But the Missus moving out and the on-going divorce is just so very, very draining.
Thanks for stopping by tonight, and for following along.
I hope you're recovering from the holidays somewhat better than I am! Ha!