For the east coast of australia, and also inhabitants of south america - the La Nina weather pattern has well and truly settled down and enough rain has fallen in the space of a few days accross melbourne than in a whole month in past years.
Sunshine has become a commodity and you must pounce upon it whenever you can - much like a reptile will warm themselves up - and when you do pounce it will be glorious, fleeting and ever so enjoyable.
Sleep deprivation - such a common and easily self inflicted condition will cause you to eat more, make more mistakes in simple everyday tasks and become the embodiment of pure loathing if chronic. For myself, i have had enough sleep in the last 3 nights to be able to turn objects in my hand, slowly, with great deliberation and only rarely having shaking hands.
Fortunately for me - a great way to truly feel awake and have the body adjust from the absolutely dreadful sleep inertia one gets from waking from deep sleep (psych 3/4 herp) is to place onself in the presence of bright light such as a little bit of sunlight.
Walking home after a particularly tiring night, the eyelid drooping hormone melatonin slowly seeping out of your circulatory system as the autumn sunlight, now fast becoming rarer and shorter, kicks your body clock back into shape. I go home and i read a paper and i find another opinion article that makes me want to break a window.
What are we even doing here?
Trying to rub the sleep out of our eyes with the help of sunlight?
why can’t we ever do it ourselves - without the help?
fucking world issues and opinion articles.