When the weather is dull and non and grey and clouded, I am at peace.
In England we call overcast days like this 'muggy' and I think that is the perfect description. Maybe because days like this in Utah are a bit of a rarity or maybe because all the years of complaint for days like this have become something I got used to and am now missing, I don't know. But I love them. They're my jam.
If I'm feeling bleak and just want to stay at home, I can stay at home guiltless because the world around me is bleak too. And if I want to feel productive I feel doubly productive because I'm getting a one up on the world while it's chilling and I am being a productive Susan!!! (If that's not already a saying, I'm making it one) Basically muggy days promote any feeling I have perfectly. And for me they are the best.
It interests me how much weather can effect our mental states and can drastically effect the parts of us, like productivity and well being. And we each respond to different weathers super differently! In my profession, I have worked with people with various conditions both mental and physical such as; autism, anglemans, cerebral palsy, downs, prader-willi, bipolar.. the list goes on. And one thing I have found in common with most of them, if not all, is that the weather provides a huge contributing factor to their moods and behaviours.
Seeing 'appealing' or 'non appealing' weather sometimes doesn't make a difference and we feel it emotionally or physically without any visual stimulant. I used to work at a special needs school back in England and EVERY month when there was a full moon the kids would be extra hyper and have tons of behaviours on this day. I also worked with a young blind boy at one point and although he could not see he could feel the weather and whether it was sunny, dull or rainy had a huge varying impact on his mood.
The power of weather on our souls is something that interests me so much. I am so glad that we have the weather to give us variety day-to-day, it would be so boring if the weather was always the same. I know there are places in the world where you mainly get one type of weather and I don't know if I could live somewhere like that. (Unless I went traveling all of the time;)
Not that I'm soo old, but as I get older I've started to notice things about the world and things about myself that I hold to because they comfort me. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. But I love muggy days and I'm pleased for our varying weather forecast. So I'm holding onto that.
Peace and Good Weather ✌️
Brit. U.S.resident. Lover of Opera. Believer of dreams.