Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Somehow rainy days always feel like "vacation" days to me. I sort of mope around without my usual energy and sense of purpose and try hard (but not too hard) to work up the enthusiasm for whatever my duties are, feeling more like I'd rather curl up on the couch with a good book than anything else. I tend to write that off as the result of low pressure systems and how they affect us physically, but it is an interesting result of something. Maybe I am one of those people who is sensitive to sunlight - of lack of it anyway. Or maybe it is a universal response to rainy days. How about it readers - do you have the similar urge to do nothing on those days when the sun doesn't shine?
If it is a universal response - and we all feel the same way - then how does work every get done in climates like Seattle where it rains more than the sun shines? Can a city be less productive or do people just adjust to the weather over time?
These are the kinds of questions which fill my head with mindless thoughts all the time. Perhaps if I were better able to channel my mind to solving the problems of the world I would be a decision maker in Washington or New York City. Instead, I curl up on the couch and read a thriller, transporting myself to another time and place and filling my mind with adventure instead.
A mispent life perhaps.