Thursday, 28 January 2010

Another day in paradise?

“Another day in paradise”. This is often said by residents of Hawaii and of south Florida at this time of year.

Certainly the temperatures in south west Florida have been kindly today.

Since midnight we’ve experienced a minimum of 47f/8c, and a maximum of 83f/28c.

When I walked Penne at 8:30 p.m./20:30 hrs, the temp was 62f/17c.

It is good to enjoy such warmth in January, and to be able to walk out in short sleeves and shorts at 8:30 p.m./20:30 hrs.

I am merely recording this. I do so without any intention of teasing those whose temperatures have been much lower. There are advantages and disadvantages in daily temperatures whether we live in semi-tropical or temperate climes.

I have grown to love the warmer winters in Florida. But weather alone is not a decisive factor in determining “paradise”.

“Paradise” is all about people. Even in balmy Florida we live alongside many miserable and mean folks, whose every impulse is to create hades.

Conversely there are very many people who live in chilly north America or in northern Europe, whose primary mission is to enable and create paradises.

Paradise is in the soul, not in the climate.

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