Do you remember those exquisite almost daily January-April posts I used to write? Now, blogging is slowly lagging behind. Indeed, it is the last thing on my mind as the sun beckons. If I didn’t feel a thrill at having 21 followers (some of who regularly leave insightful comments) this activity that I started purely for my own enjoyment would have long since fizzled.
Indeed, even as I write, salty and smelly sweat is dripping down my forehead while I languidly consider taking the kids for an afternoon at the beach (homework be damned!) Thankfully, they haven’t put a tax on enjoying the sun, sand and sea yet despite the dismal economic crisis. They can steal our money, but we’ll continue to swim and smile!
This morning I considered writing about social security, today’s journalists and public transport strike, our corrupt Greek politicians and all those embroiled in bribe scandals. I considered writing about Israel and Gaza activists who were attacked in humanitarian efforts (How such a nation of people who so brutally suffered during WW2 managed to act so callously that the entire word has turned against them continues to confound me?!?!)…All these are very important things to contemplate. And indeed we should!
But lucky for you guys, today I will leave you in your comfort and not spoil your mood for as I sit staring at my NEW POST, I don't feel motivated enough to stir everyone’s mental juices or prompt controversy by sharing my outrage with the blog world at large. This does not mean that I am not furious! But I have decided to shift fury to the back of my mind and just submit myself to the lazy, languid weather. Yeap, my intention is to totally surrender to it lest I find some inner peace! (Or as they say in yoga "Ommm!")
Studies find that sunny weather puts us in a cheery mood.
You may recall that in the past I have wondered if Germans would be just as organized if they lived in a sunny land like Greece. Would they resort to drinking iced frappucinos rather than soldier forth like robotic huns? There are studies that prove that wet, dreary days sharpen our memories and enhance our productivity whereas bright, sunny spells make us more forgetful.
I guess we feel less grumpy when we forget, more inclined to let things slide. But if you are somewhere chilly right now, all tucked up in your winter woolies rather than slouching around in a singlet top and thongs like me, don’t be jealous. You should know that feeling grumpy is actually good for you! Indeed, studies find that it helps your decision-making and makes you less gullible.
So if you wanna lie to me, do it now that the weather is HOT, HOT, HOT!!! (I can’t promise that I’ll believe you but I will do my best to oblige).
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My, my, the sunny weather is making me feel a little risky so rather than seek stock photos I have decided to include MY feet...The beach is Rhodes' Kallithea. Hope someday you get to visit it, too.