“No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.” -Michael Pritchard
Listening to the leaves rustling in the warm wind outside my bedroom window and the soft sounds of Jack Johnson on my laptop, I’m reflecting on some of the amazing things that have nothing to do with money. I’m gonna do a series of posts, each featuring an aspect of life that can bring contentment without costing any money. So here’s the first one.
I love all the personalities of the weather. There’s the chipper, energetic sunny days with high fluffy clouds in bright blue skies. Most people seem to love that mood. But what about the violence and rage of a good storm? I love watching storms. They make me feel infinitely small, but at the same time invigorated and intrigued. Or what about a sorrowful day with the rain pouring down and dripping off everything? Rain is so peaceful. Those days are great for laying on your bed writing poetry, or just reflecting on life. I could go on and on, there are so many unique types of weather.
And weather is a great equalizer. Doesn’t matter if you’re a multi-billionaire or flat broke, you can’t control the weather. But you can partake in it. Dance in the rain. Watch a storm. Soak up the sun. Just take note- and marvel. The weather is an experience you’re sharing with everyone around you, and yet its impact on you is unique and deeply personal. How you interpret the weather can tell you something about the state of your soul.
I love the unpredictability of weather. It’s such a good metaphor for life.
“When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure.” -Alice Hoffman