EXPECTATIONS AND THE LACK THEREOF – Marilyn Armstrong

Everything is weird.

The weather is weird. The government is even weirder. Maybe our government is the weirdest of all. Between one thing and another, I feel like I’m living on a different planet. I have no idea what to expect — in the most literal sense. If rain is predicted, I don’t know if it will actually rain. It might be cloudy and then again, the sun might shine. If they tell me it’s going to cool down, it might be swelteringly hot.

Or not.

Yeah, whatever. At least we got the hell out of 2018. – The New Yorker

Maybe I am living on a different planet. Maybe the reason I don’t know what to expect in these surreal circumstances is that I’m still expecting stuff.  I expect the news to be true and weather maps to actually show real weather. It’s as if the weather is lying too.

The president lies. He says the media lies. I know the media is not lying, but apparently, the climate is lying.

How can the weather lie?

Is that what climate change is about? That we have no idea what to expect and the maps don’t mean what they seem to mean. It’s all a jumble.

Nothing means what it should mean and I think my next move is to stop expecting. Anything. Give up all expectations. Whatever happens, happens.

That’s downright zen of me, isn’t it?

8 thoughts on “EXPECTATIONS AND THE LACK THEREOF – Marilyn Armstrong”

      1. Colbert and Jake Tapper — hit the “weird” discussion very well. Everything in our current state of the nation seems weird.

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  1. Hero Husband and I have different French websites for the meteo for our living quarters. His is very precise and mine is as good as licking your finger and sticking it in the air to take the ‘coming temperatures’….. We both googled France Météo!!!!

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    1. The winds (literally, the upper air winds that blow the weather around the world) have changed. So what used to be “normal” isn’t necessarily normal now. It’s very hard to figure out if that “incoming weather is going to actually GET here … or wander off in a different direction. Pretty strange and I have a funny feeling it will be stranger still as the years progress.

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    1. It’s the winds. They have quite literally changed. You fall under the same winds we do, though depending on the season, you got the weather first (winter) or after us (summer). Now, I have NO idea where the weather is going.

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