Climate: (n) the weather conditions prevailing in an area
Maybe it’s why people hate small-talk.
When you find yourself talking to a stranger, you are nearly compelled to discuss the weather.
It is rarely suitable–the weather, that is. We always seem to have a preference that’s different than today’s forecast. Every once in a while, a climate will roll around that makes us smile because it fits into an ideal we established in our minds when we were much younger. But rarely.
The weather woman down here in Florida has been going through a series of flip-flops and somersaults. Two days ago, she was very concerned that we had not had enough rain. Yesterday, she felt it was unseasonably hot. And today, she lamented that the rains had arrived, but they decided to bring along “storms.”
The weather is the crucible–where we express our inner dissatisfaction with life, Mother Nature, circumstances, our relationships and even God.
So because of our grumpiness, we may be in a climate that is unsuitable, creating a climate of human interaction which is even more cloudy.