Managing the weather has gotten harder than it used to be. Not always, but much of the time.
For instance, during our spring monsoon season (our first spring ever with lots of rain every day for a month), the weather was totally unreasonable. It behaved like a closed system, and I clearly didn’t have the password. It was going to do what it meant to do, and what any of us wanted didn’t matter. To me, this is a reaction on Mother Nature’s part to what we have done with and to Her planet. So it’s understandable, and I accepted it, while not liking it.
But it was a surprising reaction for me, since I’m used to the weather most of the time being a fairly easy negotiating partner, since I go with the weather as far as possible (not asking for snow in July, etc.).
A friend’s daughter was getting married, and they gave me plenty of notice about the wedding – time, location and date (in June). In March, the discussion felt fine. As the big day got closer, it was harder to find a connection. I was finally able, in the midst of monsoon conditions, to have the rain stop for a number of hours at that particular location. I was very glad I had already told the family they should get the tent, earlier in the week.
Whereas it was much easier when friend Cecilia called on July 3, to get the random thunderstorm that had just plunked down on her garage sale to move to another random location. And was very grateful to the weather for acceding to that request – since the garage sale was one of Cecilia’s last acts on this planet, and something she very much wanted to complete.
It’s going to be my goal to have the temperatures moderate this Saturday for the City Flea, down on Central Parkway and Vine on Saturday. Right now, the weather feels responsive. So maybe this extended desert heat wave will moderate. At least, I’m going to try! You can help me out, by picturing and feeling that cool air from the Canadian North coming down to the Ohio River Valley. Thanks!