Yep, this is pretty much how I feel right now--like last spring's flowers, droopy, ice-covered, in a fading pot.
I have those intermittent moments where it seems like there is a spotlight showcasing something of importance...like photography, and blogging. You know, those things that help me keep my sanity in this world "spinning hopelessly out of control" (Willie Nelson, "Hands on the Wheel," 1975).
Not long ago, a fellow blogger said taking a picture--even on a phone camera--was like looking through a spyglass. Focus. It is all about the focus.
I suppose that is the good thing about finding solace in a whirlwind--focus. When you train your eye on the one thing, you stop focusing on the giant whirlwind encompassing you--obscuring the view in the maelstrom.