Down in the dumps because of?
Death. My mind has been thinking a lot about death recently. All these shootings and a very real like dream recently really has thrown me off for a while.
That is a difficult thing to ponder. By shootings, do you mean the ones on the news? With over 300 million Americans and over 7 billion humans total, I have to assume it is common if you take us as a whole. However, the newscasters know that death, especially when it involves extreme violence or casualties, gets people's attention. By the same mark, countless good deeds go unnoticed and unreported.
Heard recently that a Gunnery Sergeant I recently served with passed away, apparently a motorcycle accident. Then last week one of Katie's classmates (we went to the same school - she was a grade behind me) passed away. None of these people were really close friends of ours, but still I wish they hadn't had to pass.
I do understand at least a little of what you mean by feeling down in the dumps. Life is hard and sometimes sad. Family, friends, and even just friendly strangers help me when I run into the sad parts.