"The lack of new inventory in the U.S. housing market was this week's most widely read story."
What a relief it was seeing that in the weekly news summary of yesterday's NY Times. Before reading that utterly mundane statement, I didn't realize an unconscious yearning I'd been harboring - a return to boring news. This is what four full years of chaotic, attention-seeking, non-stop tweets has done to me - a longing for dull.
I know this respite will be short lived. Human tragedies and natural disasters are always nearby. Still, the near constant dread I felt beginning in late January of 2017 has begun to dissipate, a little. Though I have valued novelty for much of my life, for now, I prefer predictable. And when bad news comes - and it will come - I won't be happy. But without all the noise in between, I'm confident I'll be more resilient.
I'm enjoying the moment.