Is it because Winter is the dark time that dark news seems to come in wave after wave?
Not for me, that is. But for several people around me. The husband of one friend completed suicide. Another friend is having serious issues with his spouse and isn't sure that they will remain together. The brother-in-law of another friend was just diagnosed with colon cancer. A former co-worker of mine recently divorced her husband of many years. A friend's elderly mother has some type of lung infection that might require some hospitalization.
Makes me wonder what's coming around the corner. Knock on virtual wood, there's nothing new going on for me, same old routine. I'm actually feeling quite grateful for the mundane and steady routine.