People thought I was being ‘Stevie Smith’, very angst and prone to drama.
If you’re old you’re ‘clinically depressed’…understandable really…all those wrinkles staring back, more years behind than in front, a slow decay of time and body.
If you’re ‘middle-aged’ you’re simply in a rut. “Snap out of it!” they say, you’re not the self-obsessed youth you used to be, no time for such indulgences.
If you’re young you just can’t win. The loudest voice in the room but nobody’s listening.
Insincerity drips off the young who have a predisposition for blue…My youth has flown away now, my student days a haze – melancholic writings to paraphrase.
But then as now, my blue is simply a part of me, not showy, not angst…quite healthy now actually.
No longer just wearing black, colour creeps and leaves its residue, a hue to match my mood.
So no, I’m not waving or drowning, not making a statement, not needing help, quite happy, contented, as much as I can be, not full of old rage and hated resentments. Moving on, moved on… nasty neighbours but nice place, like the view…not insincere, not pretentious…simply blue.
Sophie E Tallis © 2003