Niagara Gazette — But all hope is not lost.
Knowing that no matter how nice the weather is today is in no way an indication of how said weather will be tomorrow lends a certain immediacy to any situation. You’ve been waiting to wash your car? Take the pile of stuff behind your house and move it to the side of the house? Wrap your pipes so they won’t freeze when it snows in the next 2-42 days? You’d better do it now because who knows when you’ll be able to again!
There’s a tendency to feel pressed under the constant pressure of a ticking weather clock that could go off at any moment, but really, on the other end of the spectrum it can be freeing. When the sun peeks out from behind the clouds I feel like Tom Cruise in ‘Top Gun’ after Goose dies or how Val Kilmer feels whenever he’s read a script post-‘Top Gun’ — I have nothing left to lose. Why not pull out the cargo shorts and go roller blading, it’s 47 degrees and sunny outside!
We’re reaching peak time for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the time where lack of sunlight can cause depression, it’s in the best interest of your health for you to drop whatever you’re doing and go outside as soon as you catch a break in the snow, embrace that freedom.
For the rest of the time when you’re shuttered inside, there’s always Netflix.Vincent Davis II is a Cornell graduate, DJ, and market development specialist in the IT industry. He can be contacted at email@example.com