Sometimes there seems to be nothing to do, nothing going on and boredom sets in. I was in Phoenix recently and plans were altered due to rain. Rain we seemed to bring with us from Seattle. Usually this happens when I’m a little depressed and I allow myself to sit and stare. Don’t get me wrong, sitting in silence and staring at a wall is good for the soul. It’s simple meditation if you have nothing filling your thoughts. When a day is longer than normal, and you’ve had enough of your walls, try to go somewhere just to see that other people are engaging in activities and there is a world around with buzz and bustle. Maybe you live in a less urban environment, well, nature has its detail and amazement too. It all makes us feel connected somehow. More alone? Maybe? But certainly considering things other than ourselves.