Lately it has been incredibly hot and that has me feeling sluggish. I always thought that wanting to hibernate was something brought about by the cold of winter, the frigidness triggering some primordial instinct to hole up in a cave and sleep away the days. However, those feelings come rushing to me in the heat now. Furthermore when it’s raining outside I don’t seem to have this instinct (when most likely cave men probably would have that so they wouldn’t die of hypothermia in a field). The urge to run around in the rain, be active, and to get things done is what the rain puts into me. A bit strange I guess. One could suppose that maybe the urge to sleep, be active, or act normally via the weather might be something you learn as a young child.
Growing up in England it was always cool-ish. The hottest days of the years barely hit 80 and the coldest days of the year barely dipped below 30 (Fahrenheit that is). The weather too was almost always cloudy, and rain was more common than a sunny day. Suppose that maybe I grew up being the most productive on rainy days, and I suppose that the exciting urge to run around in it would have to be learning to play in the rain from time to time (kids pent up energy might not survive till it’s sunny again).
However, now when I experience the bitter cold of well below 0 or the hot heat of near 100 the urge to sleep it through in a climate controlled environment overwhelms me. This is probably what the weather taught me as a child. An interesting observation.
Alrighty then. Good day.