the sun came out today, in a place on the planet where spring will happen about June 12th and then summer arrives on July 1st. so actual sunlight with no clouds has happened for two straight days and the people are clueless and weird. it is as if people just seem to be confused and confounded that the big orb in the sky is warming people an illuminating what seems like perpetual cloudiness of winter.
“Gee, something is different today, it feels weird?”
“what? seeing the actual sun and the illumination of sunlight is confusing you?”
“yes, I am not used to it.”
“odd, I am not used to the gray skies and depressing winters here”
“you have to take the good to appreciate the bad!”
“I disagree, I have lived in places with 300 to 330 days of sunshine, and trust me, you appreciate sun even more!”
“Oh shut up! you are so negative!”
"negative? for what? stating facts? what is this place the 2nd most depressing city in the united states? or did you make #1 this year? for God's sake, the sun is out...snap out of your depressing winter already."
"woah, you are right, thank you - i don't realize how depressing it can get living here...now i have to get all the lawn tools out and work on teh yard."
"why? just cause the sun is out, doesn't mean the ground is dry....when does that happen? late may?"
"shut up, you are so negative!"
I remember doing shows all over the planet in winter. it taught me about light deprivation and the effects on humans. when we would go through Norway, Sweden, Finland, and other northern places. it is part of what we do with light therapy with people now. with the plants, it really has been an amazing experience with working the when and how of certain light frequencies with the plant's various stages of growth, from a seeding to a sprout, veg, and flowering. It still cracks me up that if you take the far right spectrum and does red lettuce for two days before harvest…people think you are a master grower.
“uhm…it is simply what light we apply and when…we are not master growers.”
speaking of which, I was in a grocery store and felt guilty spending 3 dollars for some basil. I am like, this is insane, there is no reason you can’t have year-round spices and greens in your home that are healthier and fresher than all the stuff in the store.
but what I see is either people are too lazy, to programmed with how they get their food supply, have no interest in plants, or they think it is too difficult…truth is, from a consumer market, I really don’t know.
what I do know is a lot of suns is good for the mind, body, soul, and spirit – most plants like it as well.
I am going to the gym now, I think it is some weights and then the infamous day of high-intensity speed work on a treadmill. don’t laugh, at my age, speed work resembles a slow jog when I was at my peak, but for my age – I am fine with it. I must confess though that my resting heart rate has dropped so much (and a bit of my weight) as I go onward to a goal I set before Lent. it is just taking me a bit longer and working out the diet and nutrition is a semi-struggle in the USA.
it is like tonight’s dinner, I will make blackened four cheese stuffed pork chops as an ode to chef Paul Prudhomme in New Orleans. I always enjoyed eating at his place, as the menu sounded so basic, down-home, hearty – yet – he could make a simple brown gravy sauce that made you ask, “how on earth did he take something so simple, and make it so delicious?”
better go run. I don’t want to know how many calories are in one chop. plus, I can see with sunlight when I grill. what a concept, huh? well, I am blackening, so I guess there will be a smoke cloud for a bit..but you need that for the sake of that delicious spice crust….c’est lavie!