Thursday, June 7, 2007

A Light Breeze

We have had two straight days of wind. Yesterday, the wind gusts were measured as high as 53 mph. It is the type of weather we normally see in March, not June.

This evening is calm and beautiful with a temperature of about 70. It is almost perfectly still. I love evenings like this because of the peacefulness.

Wind is normal for the plains. This time of year it is usually a gentle breeze unless it is part of a thunderstorm. The breeze keeps the humidity low and acts as natural air conditioning. Days that would be uncomfortably warm if calm, are bearable or even pleasant with a slight breeze.

I grew up with the wind. It is a constant restless stirring. It is soothing unless it is blowing at uncomfortable speeds like it was the last couple of days. The gentle breeze is restful, yet a high wind is sapping. It wears away at a person. It creates tension. Some claim that it generates negative ions in the atmosphere that make people irritable and irrational. I don't know.

Yesterday the wind was accompanied with temperatures in the 90's. It was a hot wind. The kind that sucks the life out of things. It certainly withered some of my young plants. Fortunately I was able to get enough water on them to hopefully revive them.

The hot wind is a good comparison to an angry person. Their blistering tirade can be withering, sapping. We seem to hear a lot of that from the extreme left lately. The current wisdom is that Conservatives need to respond in kind in order to combat the vitriol of the left. It is thought that only by using the same tactics will we be heard. I don't agree with that philosophy.

"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." __ Proverbs 15:1

"A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel." __Proverbs 15:18


Incognito said...

I absolutely believe extreme winds do create negative ions... it certainly stirs some nasty stuff up.
And interesting comparison for the hot wind..
I would agree that the best way to diffuse another person's anger is to react calmly! Well said.

WomanHonorThyself said...

I love the way your mind works...the similes and metaphors u find in Nature in comparision to world issues ...fine one sweet Poet!

Douglas V. Gibbs said...

wonderful. and great verses, too.

bigwhitehat said...

Think about the biblical comparisons of the wind and the Spirit.