Smug Air DC

The week when the California fires were so bad, the heavy smoke there filled our metropolitan air here. The smugness of this day fit my mood one weekday afternoon. I remember feeling overwhelmed with telework and feeling uncomfortable in what felt like a home turned prison. I should have been more grateful for my employment but I remember feeling trapped and envious of my friends receiving unemployment checks. I remember wanting the work day to end so badly just so I could run outside and catch a glimpse of the setting sun but the smoke hovering our city was hiding the sun's rays from me. I remember lying to my boss as our meeting was running past 4pm, telling him I had to leave early to speak with my landlord when really I wanted nothing more than to find the sun to remember a day when I was happy.

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