We've had the clock change from daylight savings time last night, which means the sun will set at five in the afternoon. After my previous post I don't think anyone needs explained what effect that has on me... let's just say: Not good! But - someone called me a fighter recently and that's what I am. So I dragged my sorry ass out as the clouds would occasionally part and let some rays of sun through. And I went on one of my frequent, compact bike trips this afternoon (about 25 km today).

On my way back from Herrsching, I see something swoop down from the corner of my eye. So I turn to look and notice an eagle or buzzard just in time when catching some prey, then take off again, apparently a mouse in its claws. I couldn't help but imagine, what the brief incident must have looked like from the mouse's perspective. Probably something like this: It notices a giant shadow split seconds too late, everything turns to pitch black, a moment of silence, then a quick, but searing pain in the neck, maybe its little heart comes to a premature rest from the stress hormones being poured into the tiny system. And then - all goes mute.

When pedalling on, I had to think: Yes, that's exactly what it feels like for me as well, on days like this: A giant predator swooping down on me without prior notice, my attention being absorbed by an endless stream of thoughts, some productive, some not, then a quick and burning pain, however with the difference that it lingers on and on. I wouldn't mind trading parts with that metaphoric eagle for a change...