Bleak is a state of mind

To our readers: First, remain calm.

To our readers: First, remain calm.

That fireball in the sky — known in other Canadian locales as “the sun” — that was seen oh so very briefly last week will not harm you.

In some places this “sun” is known to provide light and warmth and is welcomed throughout the year.

If that doesn’t allay your fears, don’t worry.

The sun will soon disappear to its normal hiding place behind the clou — whoops, there it goes.

Who cares that it gives vitamin D, a nutrient essential to our muscles, bones and immune systems?

Pshaw to the new research that links low levels of vitamin D to a growing list of health problems, including heart disease and cancer.

OK, OK, we know it’s not that dire yet, but sheesh — when will the sun come out to stay a while?

Some are calling this month Julember and others say summer doesn’t really start on the North Island until sometime in October.

We, of course, realize grousing about the weather is akin to complaining about death and taxes, but enough rain already! It’s sometimes tough not to be bitter, but we should maybe take a lesson from Gazette subscriber Rebecca Olesen who says we should concentrate on why we love living here.

“We all know it’s not for the weather,” she writes.

“It’s the great people, the fantastic fishing, the epic beaches and the surfing, our great coworkers and the wonderful community spirit ….”

We’d like to add it’s also about the cash we’ve saved by not purchasing such frivolities as sunglasses, windshield wiper fluid and SPF anything.

But for now, we just want to find the guy who wrote the song “I Love a Rainy Night” and force him to camp here. Then we’ll see how much he loves the wet.

 

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