What the weather is, makes a difference. Riding through the four seasons, I’ve become even more aware of the weather. It has a bigger impact on my choices. I’m not shielded from its heat or cold as much. Its winds – their direction, their strength – make a difference to my day. Rain or sunshine, make for different choices.
I’ve long watched the weather. Surfing does that. Wind direction and speed, influence the ocean’s waves and their quality for surfing.
Over this past year, the weather has become an even closer friend.
The weather changes every journey. I notice her more. I notice the subtlety of her day and night, her winter and spring, her summer and autumn. She’s quite beautiful to watch.
I watch her closely. She’s fascinating. She brings me alive. She makes me adapt. She teaches me how to love her in all her moods and colours. Not a foe to be feared, or judged as bad, or resisted in some way. She asks me to surrender to the changes, adapt, grow stronger in her presence.
She’s wise that weather.
On 28th-29th November 2015, people from around the world will gather in the People’s Climate March. To find an event near you, click here.
For some music to inspire… enjoy the video below:
You’re The Voice: An anthem from women for climate Action and Hope.
This is the fourth post in a 5-story challenge about how my year-long cycling experiment has changed me. The first post looked at saving money. The second post considered my well-being and the third was a light-hearted recollection.
Gary, from PedalWORKS was kind enough to nominate me for this 5-story challenge because he’d like to learn how my year-long cycling experiment has changed me.