Why I love complaining about the weather

When I lived in Israel, some two and a half decades ago, I dreaded listening to the news. Every half an hour, the news report would sound on the radio, potentially announcing another disaster; a terror attack, a military incident, or “just” a road accident with fatalities. Arriving at the USA fresh off the boat, it struck me as odd that the chief complaint I heard was about the weather. I mean, there were other issues, but the weather was definitely up there, right in the top five topics for ranting. “They really have nothing else to worry about?” I remember wondering with disdained Atlas-like perspective of someone used to carrying the world up his back.
Nowadays I find myself venting right and left about snow accumulation, cold temperature and cloudy days. I have truly Americanized, but I still do give thanks when what tops the news is yet another unpleasant forecast rather than anything worst.

(Disclaimer: This is not to downplay the gravity of extreme weather with its own related fatalities).

Learned from: weather forecast reflections


About Ronen

Ronen Divon had been walking spiritual and holistic paths for well over thirty years. Born in Israel, educated in New York, and currently residing in North Carolina, Ronen had traveled the world, spending time with teachers, masters, healers and guides. With wisdom that spans multiple traditions, including the Far East, India, Israel, Brazil, Peru, and Native America, Ronen remains a student, learning and adding modalities that will best serve his clients, each according to their own unique needs. Ronen is also a published author, a Yoga, Meditation, and Tai Chi instructor.
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