Boy, the weather is really jerking us around, isn’t it? February is mean that way – cold, damp and desolate one day, then sunny and warm the next.
Predictions are that it will be nice again today and I’ve got my gardening boots and gloves waiting at the back door. But frankly I don’t trust the weather man all that much.
My life of late has been following the weather pattern, calm and copasetic one day and chaotic and perplexing the next. In the words of an old Maori Proverb (a tribe native to New Zealand) “When everything goes wrong, turn your face to the sun and let the shadows fall behind you.” Isn’t that beautiful? Sounds good in theory but what do you do when the clouds hide the sun?
The Maori had another saying “Tama tu tama ora, tama noho tama mate” which means an active person will remain healthy while a lazy one will become sick. I’ll be murmuring those words all day long and maybe they will keep me away from my new addictive behavior – binge-watching Netflix. Right now I’m hooked on “Six Feet Under” so you can imagine my depressed state of mind, and the new season of House of Cards is due to be released on Feb. 27.
Anyone else engaged this such passive “activity” if you can even call it an activity? I’m thinking of starting a 12- step group – let me know if you want to join.