Wednesday, December 11, 2013
News Flash! It's Raining!
I am elated. Cold. A bit damp. Somewhat worried about some dripping from my attic/roof but really REALLY happy!
How nice to have a break from nuclear threat from Iran and terror in Gaza, bills that need paying, and, of course, cancer... because all anyone is talking about is the rain and the cold and it's wonderful! On the 8:00 am news, I heard about a fallen tree blocking a main road and wreaking terrible havoc on the morning commuters. All the headlines were weather related and there's already 15 centimeters of snow on Mt. Hermon in the north! The kids are delighted to be opening and closing their umbrellas and jumping from spot to spot to avoid the mud and puddles on the way to the car and I feel happy.
I know that weather is no joke... G-d forbid anyone should experience anything disastrous, and I know that exists... but Israel's "winter" weather is benign and glorious and I'm enjoying the excitement that won't last for too long and the free car-wash and desperately needed water for the whole country.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could just talk about the weather?