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Ode to the Weather

Why are we constantly surprised by the weather, every season, with exclamations like, “Damn, why is it so hot today?” or “Can you believe we got SEVEN feet of snow last night?” to “How cold did you just say it was?” As if we forgot, forgot what it was like last summer, or last winter, or any that went before them.

It’s true, that humans have a huge capacity to forget. It’s a fact. We forget were we put the keys, or who we’re supposed to text back, or where we left the car at the mall. But this innate ability to forget how hot or cold each season might have been, seems, well, a little hard to swallow. Especially if, like me, you live in a province of extremes. Where the temperature can swing from plus thirty five during summer, to minus thirty five during winter.

I mean, how do you forget extremes like that? It seems inconceivable, and yet, that’s exactly what happens.

And every year it’s the same, I say to myself, I need to buy a mobile AC unit. Maybe this year, I’ll remember.

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