Talk of Weather
Posted by hhh4u
Ah, the topic of weather. Do you realize how much the discussion of this topic is part of our daily lives? I don’t mean in terms of making plans or wearing clothes in accordance with the weather. I’m talking about it in terms of how it is used as a means of connection and communication. Whether (no pun intended) it be at the bank, grocery store, or park, the talk of weather is almost always the first, if not only, topic that is discussed. This happens so often, so on point, and so expected that I sometimes have to stifle a chuckle when I overhear it being talked about or when someone discusses it with me.
So, now I ask “why?” Why isn’t the talk of weather replaced with sports, politics, etc.? Of course these other topics are discussed, but I seriously believe the weather to be the number one subject discussed among strangers. I think it is because weather is something that everyone can agree on, relate to, connect with, and understand. Think about it: We all live under the same sky. We are all affected by this Godly, almost magical phenomenon called weather. Isn’t it interesting how something that influences our lives in so many ways is something that can bring us all together, even for one moment? As far as I know, people aren’t killing each other over disagreements on why the sky is blue and if there is really a pot of gold at the end of rainbows. Because of this, the subject of weather also signifies safety. I will say that it can get redundant at times. I love to talk about sports, but I cannot stand talking about politics, and I still remember giving my 12th grade history teacher the death stare whenever he discussed it. But if it means interacting with someone and connecting with them in some small way for a brief moment, the topic of weather is fine with me.
Peace and Love