The Thursday Thesis - 26/10/2017
“Filthy weather” she said, shaking her umbrella and wiping her feet with a barely-subdued stamp.
I think that was the moment when I knew she didn’t get it.
You see, some folks get it, and some folks don’t get it: she didn’t get it, not by a long way.
So it was raining and windy outside – so what!
Inside it is warm and cosy and – well – safe.
Screw safe, baby – let’s get out in the rain and make a splash. Let’s put on our wellies and stomp two-footed in the puddles – we’re not made of sugar, darling, so let’s get wet!
Any wonder I’m single?
But I do love rain, wind, snow, fog, sunshine and clouds: what’s not to like?
At least if I can feel, see and hear the weather, and taste the sea-spray in the wind I know I’m still alive.
But it’s really all about attitude – as someone once said “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”. Now, if your attitude is like clothing, there’s no such thing as bad weather, is there?
Unless you’re a teenager (permanent hoodie variety) it’s no big deal to change clothes to suit the weather; we do it all the time. Similarly, a flexible attitude can let you enjoy whatever life (the weather of life, if you like) throws at you. Gale force winds can buffet you, snow might enswirl you, and rain can micturate upon you, but within your appropriate attire all is well.
It’s raining again, so pull on the cagoule of optimism, the galoshes of good cheer and go for a stomp in the very finest puddle you can find.
Stay flexible, remember that you can’t change the weather, only your clothes.
© Neil Cowmeadow 2017
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