Thinking about weather in Germany, an analogy came to mind. Like the US president visiting Afghan, summer snuck in yesterday for a quick visit
But, we surely appreciate warm sunshine more than soldiers appreciate a visit from a self-serving politician. The intelligent ones know that he offers no value to their efforts, gets in the way, and sees only what he wants to believe. The visit will make the news, but will have no impact on the war.
Sunshine in Germany, on the other hand, boost spirits, makes outdoor activities pleasant, and helps the garden grow.
Today, rain has returned. The temperature reminds me of autumn, despite wrong visual signals from the vegetation.
Which brings us to Global Warming. Skeptics will use the current weather to aid burying their collective heads deeper in the sand. This makes me wonder how humans will react, when changes have progressed so far that reversal is impossible. Who will they blame? The current villains will be long gone, having enjoyed the fruits produced by having their hand in the destruction of future generations’ environment.
So, things are the way they are. I can do nothing about them. I must take whatever weather I find outside my window and enjoy the life chose and am able to lead.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.