Some of my mates from the Uni High class of ’72 have been commiserating by email about the wild winter weather many of us have been living with. I like what one of them, Catherine Pines, had to say about it:
I don’t usually say this out loud: I love weather and all forms of weather.
I love that weather is completely outside of our control and that we are all equal in its impact on us.
I love that weather is fierce and wild and unpredictable and gives life (and inevitably takes life).
I love the native Americans gods of sun, rain, wind, thunder, lightening, etc.
Sometimes people say talking about the weather is trivial; weather has such a profound impact on so many aspects of our lives from survival to mood. I love that weather reminds us that we are one earth, all connected. I love that weather reminds humans that we cannot control or dominate nature: we must honor and work with it.
Happy 2016 to all of you dear classmates
and may your weather be good.