Some rain before dawn as all is wet outdoors, but none falling. The sky is mostly cloudy, but small clouds all bunched together, with tiny bands of pink and blue light coming between them, such that the overall effect gives me the sense of being under an abalone shell. Today I am mostly inside. Some days I’d rather come out and see the world. At lunch time I drive close by the ocean and am surprised to see how cold the air has become within the last few hours, a northwesterly turning it from semi-tropical to brisk.
The fellow who helps me handle my finances tells me that the rise in unemployment in recent years will not drop back to the levels of a few years ago. Too much work has been shipped afar and that work will stay there. Interesting. Maybe our land will get some much needed rest and renewal through lack of use. Farmers used to let a seventh of their land lay fallow each year as they rotated crops. Not so many farmers are left as the agribiz outfits run most of the farming operations these days, but a seventh of the people taking a year off from work to go play instead might change our point of view on how to live.