-- Soyen Shaku, Roshi
"If nothing is special, everything can be."
-- Charlotte "Joko" Beck, Nothing Special, Living Zen
If the National Weather Service's ten day crystal ball is to be believed, the daily high temperatures will be moving through the upper 40's into the 50's over the course of the next week. Not bad for February, no?
Sitting here I could get lost in all sorts of thoughts about the weather. Once again, we've had an unusually temperate winter. Gazing at the melting white snowfields outside the window, my mind could create a long rant about the specter of global climate change in a heart beat. (There certainly appears to be ample scientific evidence, after all.)
On the other hand, having seen lots of my friends suffer through some sort of respiratory bug again this week, I could narrow my horizons and spin off fantasies of personal climate change -- conjuring up dreams of moving my tail to a gentler and even warmer clime.
The weather? No big deal. At the moment, it simply is.