….can I dry my neck if it don’t ever stop rainin’ ’round here!
More rain in October than ever before. More rain in the first ten days of November than ever before. Higher temperatures in those last two months than ever before. Vancouver hit Celsius 19.4 degrees the other day. That’s 67 degrees Fahrenheit…in November! Prince George (inland and up north) is usually under a foot of snow by now. They hit 18.0 C. Seems the bees in the lower mainland are confused….still going out looking for flowers…..
….so is Sal.
Trump wants to opt out of the Paris Accords and make coal great again. Some Canadians are happy because oil pumping (into the sea) is OK again. Go Keystone XL. Go Kinder Morgan. Christy Clark announced a gas poison producer in Howe Sound and the site C dam is steaming along like the Titanic it is.
The stock market reveals that alternative energy stocks have tanked. Stocks of companies that make rifles and ammo have soared. David Duke and the KKK are marching in celebration. And cities around America are hosting riots of protest against democracy…..
.…and that’s all just crazy.
The results of the last US election were known November 9th…I am writing this on November 13th. 5 days. Trump is not even president yet and the earth has already moved off it’s axis.
I am sure this time.
Why? Because attitude is everything. If the people are ‘up’, so is the economy. If the people are down and lacking confidence in their future, then the economy is down. The world does NOT run on love, oil or money, it runs on mood. We are emotional, not rational beings. And Trump represents an attitudinal shift on the scale of a sea change.
And therein lies the point of this blog: what is our mood? And ‘confused’ is NOT an answer you can cling to for long.
Seriously, what is your mood?
Me? Well, the rain is kinda getting me down………..but I am OK with NOT freezing my butt off……….so, let’s call that a ‘wash’. Literally. But odd weather is not good in the long run. So, put a small check in the ‘down column’ for my mood on the weather.
And, if I was a bettin’ man, I’d be seriously looking at picking up a bunch of good alternative energy stocks cheap ’cause this climate change ain’t quittin’ anytime soon, Trump, coal or Enbridge notwithstanding. But, I am NOT a bettin’ man so that little ray of sunshine won’t help me…..so, there is another tick in my down column.
I must admit that discovering that gun-maker stocks rising is a smidge unsettling but most carnage by firearms is carried out between consenting stupid adults so I am not too disturbed. So what if Billy-Bob blows away Bubba and friends? Just Darwin working his magic is all it really is………….so, cynically, a tick in the ‘up’ column…..
And so I go on reviewing my own mood……(the unexamined life is not worth living- Socrates) and I am strangely slightly still ‘up’ . My cup runneth over. My wife will still occasionally runneth to get tools and/or dinner. And the ravens and eagles still flyeth and poopeth over my head. My own runneth days are over but I am still walking and talking and thinking and writing. Armageddon may be just over the next hill but I can’t see it yet.
So I am going to keep a happy thought…………..
………………that’s my mood and I am sticking with it….for as long as me and my medications can…..