Quickly dragging the garbage and recycling (do they really recycle these items? But that’s a different post…) down the driveway this morning, I happily breathed in the warmer air. As I drove to school a bit later I was wondering about possibilities for my SOL topic. I looked up towards my left at the visible rays of sunshine bursting through the pines as the fog rose. God, that’s beautiful, I whispered to myself. I could feel the warmth through the glass and smiled, knowing that this was a sign that spring was around the corner – even with the knowledge there would be a few fits and starts. I left a school building around lunch time brightly greeted by a blue sky, dripping roof water, and a delightful 10 degree rise in temperature. “Hi! beautiful day, isn’t it?,” a colleague exuded. “Can’t wait to walk later!” I replied excitedly.
The weather affects our outlook, our mood, our behavior. It isn’t a wonder why poems, essays, and endless prose have been written about The Weather. I was reticent about my SOL topic – another post about what it looks like and feels like outside my windows?? Really ?! But, hey, it’s powerful and integral to our lives. We write about topics that impact us deeply. Things that we know. Often that is the weather.