The 05/06/13 Joy Jar

5 May

Most of the folk in the South or any tropical region would refer to Seattle folk as weather wimps. We are in the midst of a Seattle ‘heat wave.’ That means the temperature is over 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If it gets close to 90, then many folk indigenous to the area complain. Transplants from warmer climes love it because it reminds them of the home they left. The great thing about the Puget Sound region is that after a while the natural air conditioning kicks in. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar is the rhythm of weather in the Puget Sound region.

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn’t hear the barbarians coming.
Garrison Keillor

Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat”

Lao Tzu

Although an ass is tired, he continues to carry his burden; he is unmindful of cold and heat; and he is always contented; these three things should be learned from the ass.”


Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.”

Dante Alighieri

HEAT, n.

Heat, says Professor Tyndall, is a mode Of motion, but I know now how he’s proving His point; but this I know –hot words bestowed With skill will set the human fist a-moving, And where it stops the stars burn free and wild.
_Crede expertum_ –I have seen them, child. –Gorton Swope”

Ambrose Bierce

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers”

William Penn

I have discovered that the world over, unusual weather prevails at all times of the year.”
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.”
Kim Hubbard

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