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The Weather Forecast

As a matter of fact, we’ll be lucky if we experience that really harsh, cold weather that used to visit the Northern Hemisphere in winter time. That’s not walking weather, it’s looking out the window weather.

If you go outside in that type of atmosphere, you’ll immediately feel the hairs on your face rise up. It feels like icicles are forming at the end of your nose. And when you try and wipe it off, you punch yourself in the face with the big fat gloves you are wearing.

But I don’t think we’ll be having weather like that this year — not this time.

It’ll be a little chilly, and you’ll be getting your warm clothes out and putting the summer clothes at the back of the wardrobe. A few days later it’ll be so mild and sunny outside that you’ll drag the summer clothing out again and put the winter clothes at the back again.

Fire

Long ago, before TV, somebody discovered fire. It made everybody really happy because they could finally warm their behinds every so often while eating dinner — a warm dinner. That was a new idea. It gave people more time to chat after work, and gather around in the semi-darkness and wonder at this new discovery. Fire.

Multi-Use Tool

Then people discovered that fire was a multi-use item that could solve a lot of problems.

Take it Easy and Relax

Or just go and sit in a bar all night long drinking hot-chocolate and beer, you can do that because there’s fire to stoke the furnace that runs the electric mill.

The weather will stay mild because we want to play. There are people who are still warning us to put our toys down and get busy with saving the planet — if we still can.

The weather will get choppy, like a rough sea. The water will begin to swirl differently, freak waves will rise up out of nowhere and boats full of people who wish they hadn’t set sail in the first place.

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Berlin Notes — Writing about the Creative Art of Living http://seandurham.eu

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