Each year, promptly following the great and numerous celebrations of Easter and Christmas, I - and many other priests - enter into a state of mental and spiritual exhaustion. Physically I often feel fine, but have only enough mental stamina left to accomplish but a few mindless tasks.
This morning I have largely - though not entirely - recovered from such a state, but am now finding myself physically exhausted, the consequence of a dense and heavy midwestern fog that has settled on Virden in the course of the night (curiously, Hawaiian fog doesn't affect me in this same way). It is present still and shows no sign of lifting anytime soon.
In a few minutes I will be on the telephone rescheduling a series of appointments in an attempt to rest up.