Thursday, March 05, 2015

Everybody's Talkin'

Usually when you meet a neighbor on the street or an acquaintance at the supermarket you poke around a bit for something to say that's of actual interest, something specific to the person like how their spouse, kids or job is going. We only start talking about the weather as a last resort. When we've run out of interesting things to say. 
But we've all given up that pretense. Now we're completely unashamed to talk about the weather. To open actual conversations with it. Even my kids talk about the weather. All there is is the weather. Really. Is there anything left except for the weather? 
That four foot high mound of dirty snow outside the garage is no longer the elephant in the room. Now it's the guest of honor.
The guest that won't leave.

song: Everybody's Talkin' • artist: Harry Nilsson

1 comment:

Stephanie Faris said...

The weather is only interesting when it's extreme. And it has been lately, hasn't it?!

Nice to meet you. I'm a minion for the A to Z Challenge and you're on my (small) list of blogs to visit (although I'll be visiting many others, too!). You'll be seeing lots of me. It's awesome to meet you.