I get very excited when I watch a weather system move in across the sky. Here on the Bay I watched one the other day. It was bright and sunny on one end of the beach and ominous black clouds build up on the other end, moving across the sky towards me. I felt energized and excited. I remember a time sitting at a winery with my then five-year-old grandson. He is drinking “the best lemonade he ever had,” and I am drinking a glass of Chardonnay and we are both equally excited watching the weather move in across the mountains. It looks dramatic and in minutes we are forced inside by the gale.
Why does this simple movement of weather invigorate me so? I sit with this question as I watch the storm begin to scatter rain around me. And the answer is simple. It is a rare and wonderful privilege to witness cause and effect. So often we wake up in the morning and experience the weather we are having. We are ‘in’ the weather but we did not see the weather in the making….