Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The sunshine disease
It’s only a self diagnosis, but anyone who knows me would agree, I suffer from a sort of sunshine induced modified attention deficit disorder. When the sun shines all inside activities are reduced to minor importance. If it can be done outside then it will get done, bonus if it means working in the garden or visiting a nursery. If it requires being indoors then it’s on hold until a cloudy, or rainy day, or at least until the late night hours.
I think it must be the result of spending all of my years in the Pacific Northwest, where the sun shining is not a guarantee. I have spent as long as two weeks at a time in the sunny Southwest, and waking up to blue skies day after day I still felt the pull to get out there and soak up every minute of it. There is some nagging feeling deep inside me that if I don’t get out there and enjoy it I will regret it later. How long would it take before the sun became blasé? Before I could vacuum and do the laundry on a sunny day and not hate every minute of being indoors? A month? Two? A year?
What about you? Do you suffer a similar affliction? Maybe the reverse? Please tell me I’m not alone…oh and Happy Summer! Today's the beginning of the best season of all...
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