Let fools talk long enough and they will always prove your point.
Let fools talk long enough and they will always prove your point.
Sometimes the truth is not enough.
Evil grows unchecked in dark place if we are not vigilant.
I understand progress. I understand the need for more buildings. But I grieve for what we lose because of it. Sunrises through trees may one day be only a memory.
It really is too hot to think so I am using a piece I wrote in July 2013. To be honest, we are experiencing almost the same weather this week!
We all know that a beautiful summer day makes us feel good. We all know that a miserable rainy day can make us feel, well, miserable. In my part of the country we have just come through a very bad week in terms of weather. It was hot, hazy and humid! In fact Wednesday was the hottest day with the humidex at 46°C/114.9°F! For those of you who don’t live in a country where you regularly count the humidex it is simply a means by which they calculate how hot the humid air actually feels. And I felt bloody hot!
I have also noticed, over the years, that people’s demeanour is strongly related to what is happening in our weather. I suffer from migraines when the air pressure changes significantly. When it is very cold I find people become short tempered and easily offended. The same is usually true when it is humid and sticky outside. No woman can feel attractive when she is sweating. At least not the women I know. Men however really don’t care. Of course I’m generalizing! There are more than 7 billion people in this world I have no idea how even a fraction of them feel. But I know how I feel.
We have no control over the weather. We think we can predict it, but even then it’s not 100% perfect. And I don’t think we even have 70% control over our own reactions to the weather. We like to think that as Homo sapiens we are in control of our lives and our surroundings. The truth is significantly different! We are creatures that are hostages to our emotions. Men especially don’t like to admit that, but women know the truth. The weather can wreck havoc with our judgment. One grumpy person can ruin the day for any number of people. And they might be grumpy simply because the weather is too hot or too cold or too windy or too calm. We still haven’t learned how to control our emotions and our reactions to others’ emotions.
I once worked a midnight shift at a Police Department. I was a civilian manning the computers. On this particular Friday the 13th there was a full moon. It was the busiest midnight I had ever worked as well as the craziest! Now there are those who say that people are not affected by the weather or something as silly as the position of the moon. After working that Friday the 13th I beg to differ! I’m quite sure the statistics will prove that when it’s hot, hazy and humid burglaries are down and domestic assaults are up. It all has to do with the weather.
I am not a scientist and I do not have concrete statistics to back up my beliefs, but I’ll bet there are reports out there that will confirm what I believe. So the next time it’s hot, hazy and humid don’t annoy your neighbour. And have a nice day!
Will you remember
The sound of my voice
Or will you forget
When I’m gone?
Remember the rain
As it ran down my face
Remember the chill
In the air.
Snow on my lashes
You commented then
Like diamonds you said
Will you remember
The walk that I had
My smile or the colour
Of my hair?
I will remember
Until darkness is nigh
And the universe
Explodes in despair.
But for the moment
Remember it well
And walk in the light
Of our memories.
The here and now is precious, don’t wish it away.
Words should be used gently understanding the power they wield.
I am having a little difficulty setting up my new computer so here is a post from a few years ago.
Time is a concept that was invented by people to try and control their lives. We focus on the issues of time as if it controls us and in a way it does. People live their lives under the watchful eye of the clock. We have to be somewhere by a certain time so we worry about being late. Time does allow us to focus and organize our lives and that is not all bad but there does come a ‘time’ when it is necessary to just turn off the clock. Try going a day without wearing a watch or looking at the clock. Do you find that you are trying to ‘time’ everything? Do you guess at the time? Some people need the security of knowing just what time it is and this is not a failing. It probably means that they are rarely late to anything.
Every now and then it is comforting to retire from convention. Turn off the mechanical devices and listen. Listen to the sound of your heart or the cries of the seagulls. Take a moment to relish in the absence of technology, ignore the clock and relax. Today will never, ever come again and it would be a shame to miss it. Is the sun bright and warm in the sky or is the rain beating a quiet patter against the window? Is the wind gently swaying the trees as if in a gentle dance? Do you notice these things when you are preoccupied by the passing of time? We have the power to control time, or at least the perception of time. Do not let the clock run your life, it is a tool only. Enjoy the moments and let the minutes take care of themselves.
The stories I could tell,
Said the window to the wall.
Lovers kissed and meetings missed,
And oh that awful brawl!
I have a tale to tell!
The door said opening wide.
Of people hurrying and others scurrying,
With children by their side.
We see all! They said with glee.
The floors were chiming in.
To and fro, don’t you know,
They walk our polished grin!
The rugs and chairs felt left out,
We know what’s going on!
They all sit down and crack a frown,
Their secrets then are drawn!
Watchers everywhere ,
Could say what you’re about.
But just today, they will not say,
Of that there is no doubt!
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