Climate and Weather

Yesterday was sunny and warm, almost a summer day, with temperatures in the high 20s C/~80F and the right proportions of sun and clouds. 

Today is chilly, cloudy, rainy, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Fog is rolling around out on the bay. 

So, a big change in weather--the day to day moods of sun and wind. But not in climate--the view of this part of the world over time. (Setting aside, for the moment, anthropogenic climate change. I'm currently more interested in the life metaphor.)

My life in 2015, so far, has had a lot of weather-like changes. Ups and downs, sunny and rainy/snowy/sleety/foggy, "yes" and "no," the occasional "maybe" and "okay" and "just fine," too. 

Enough walks along leaf-strewn paths to help me get over--sort of--the significant stumble that sprained my ankle, or the pain from the book I recently dropped on that sprained ankle. 

Enough chores and delights that I don't have to keep raking, thereby exacerbating the giant thumb blister I developed last week that has burst and become really sore. 

And there are writing-type events for which the above walks and chores serve as metaphors.

Even with all the weather-esque changes, our lives' climate is seasonal and enjoyable--reasonable health, some interesting work, projects finally wrapping up, new and enchanting projects brewing. Life is still relatively normal, or within shouting distance thereof. 

Hope you can say the same.