So in the final week of May, I heard the term June Gloom used on a number of occasions, and had no idea what it meant or why people were using it at the end of May. Thanks to the Internets, I now have an understanding of this California-based term. I guess this time last year my brain was still coming out of its fog, and two years ago I was too new to California to notice any mention of this phenomenon. Third year’s a charm, I suppose.
Anyway, while it is indeed overcast today, the first of June, I myself have not succumbed to the gloom. I woke up early, went for a bicycle ride, and did some shikantaza. My goal is to make this a regular morning routine – wish me luck!