Weather And Other Topics

If it were not for the weather, what would there be for we humans to talk about in public? Weather is the universal and safe topic of conversation.

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Weather And Other Topics

If it were not for the weather, what would there be for we humans to talk about in public?

Weather is the universal and safe topic of conversation.

Talking about politics, religion, sex, and the like can lead to blows, verbal or physical.

Many other possible topics (the state of the Van Allen Belt, nineteenth century Tongan stamps, your Aunt Mathilda) require shared knowledge to be appreciated.

Weather is always available to us. It is here and there and everywhere, except, apparently, in parts of California.

I have heard people complain that talking about the weather is both boring and suitable only for uninteresting people.

I disagree. Weather and the seasons changing and the passing of time (which is marked, as much as anything, by changes in weather) are one of the great human studies.

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Birth and spring, winter and death, and all in between, make up our brief span on this earth.

Whatever the education we have acquired, whatever we think of Trudeau or Trump and the rest, however we worship or do not worship, whatever our sexual disorientation, weather is our common theme.

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