Feeling stuck in a rut today. Winter has dragged on here on the prairie, and on days like today I can fully understand why the heartier pioneers kept on going past this part of the country….I can picture a guy on a wagon train saying “I don’t know where we’ll end up, Maw, but it sure as hell ain’t gonna be here!”
It’s beautiful in the summer (for all 90 days of summer) but this time of year the first signs of spring keep getting pummeled back by winter. A teaser day of 60 degrees to bring you out of winter hibernation, only to wake up to a fresh coating of snow the next morning. Makes it hard to feel like you’re making progress, internally or externally.
Man is affected by nature – at least for this generation. A few more years of exposure to LCD screens, cubicles, and flourescent lighting and nature will probably just be something that future generations rent from corporations. But for now, thankfully, crappy weather still makes for a crappy outlook.
Climate explains a lot. When I lived in California you took good weather for granted. You were happy when it rained for half a day to break the monotony. And the people’s attitudes were a lot more upbeat and friendly. Here in Minnesota we don’t like to get too happy, because well, you never know what is around the corner. Where else do you see people riding in convertibles with the top down but a winter jacket and hat on? Can’t get too uppity…..
The only cure is to improve your spiritual forecast. Stir down in the embers for what used to glow brightly and throw some light and heat back into your soul. Soon you’ll be able to throw open the windows and breathe the fresh spring air, but on days like today, you still need to burn a little internal fuel oil to keep the chill out.
How is it where you are?