Responding to the Weather

Everyone’s driving slow today. Yes, I am a zoom-zoom, get there in a heartbeat kind of driver. I can’t help it. I have so much to do, so many destinations, I just want to get there.

And then I remind myself that the journey truly is the destination. Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making plans. And other oft-quoted cliches.

My lovely colleague Ingrid mentioned from the passenger seat today that perhaps everyone is driving slow because of the weather. “I find our community is very weather-reactive,” she said.

Is it true? Do climate and elements dictate our moods?

Well of course they do. 

In the same conversation, I said nonchalantly, “I’m in the mood for macaroni and cheese.”

“See?” she said. “Comfort food!” And she pointed out the window at the gray fat clouds and fall color palette and nodded my head.

So the weather drives us. Literally.

Which reminds me that the meditation and yoga lessons about how our bodies are really just energy and when energy is blocked, our lives are disrupted. We have trouble moving forward (are you following the metaphor?) when fallen trees obstruct our path.

The wind blew hard the other day and Channel 2 reported on Facebook that 2,000 homeowners in Farmington were without power. Downed wire, tree on the wires, who knows. The weather rules our world.

And the energy shifts the weather around. Chicken and egg.

Let’s go get some mac and cheese.

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