Thinking Things Through - Jul-Aug 2008

July-August 2008

Weather and Life

Primarily at my urging, my Mother and I have stopped talking about the weather. We know that the weather “is what it is,” and rarely do either of us determine our daily plans based on temperature or precipitation. Perhaps most importantly, we know—especially given our ages—that there are far more important topics for us to discuss.

Yet we certainly are enjoying a glorious summer, filled with days to embrace and relish! Even as I write this I recall today’s walk in the bright, clear morning—and remember the “el fresco” meal shared with a good friend earlier in the week. Likely you have noticed that convertible tops are down, dogs and their owners are enjoying leisurely and lengthier evening walks, and the laughter and voices of children emanate from parks until darkness falls.

As August is upon us we know that these luxurious days are waning. For those who describe summer as—hands down—their favorite season, this is a time of uneasy transition. With understanding for those who adore summer, two quotations serve as a reminder that seasons—like life itself—offer us time as well as transition. May these pearls of wisdom inspire you to experience the weather, and the pristine moment we call now.

There is no season such delight can bring
as summer, autumn, winter and the spring.
-William Browne-

The best thing about the future
is that it comes one day at a time.
-Abraham Lincoln-

Diane Grigg: Speaker/Coach/Mediator
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“Weather and Life” (Copyright 2008 Diane C. Grigg)