S is for... Storm
S is for... Storm
Calm before the storm. Eye of the storm(Often cited as being the calmest part of a storm). Calm after the storm.
Soooooo...are storms good or bad then? For something that brings so much unrest it certainly is associated a lot with calmness.
Well first, check this shit out, SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. A type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. S - Seasonal, A - Affective, D - Disorder. S. A. D. SAD. Are you fucking kidding me? Talk about rubbing it in.
OR is that just a really clever way of explaining how being sad can actually work? Like the seasons. Might help.
Anyway, I chose this title more so because, I wanted to write about dealing with controversy and controversial things. Often referred to as a storm. In the era we live in today, when what I'm going to call a cultural storm comes around, for some of us it can be quite intense. For others, not so much.
When it comes to team building, project development, building relationships and even personal development there are going to be storms. It's natural. Storms are a part of nature. People are a part of nature. Storms are a vital part of the eco system. People are a vital part of the eco sys-....no wait...wait...as people we generally fuck that up. As a collective, human race, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say we are still doing a pretty good job of fucking up the planet. A lot of the time the planet would be better off without us. But it doesn't have to be that way.
The difference between nature and people? Nature doesn't hold grudges. Nature just comes on in, fucks shit up and goes on it's merry way. And it doesn't feel any particular way about coming back and doing it again. People on the other hand can be stubborn and never change. Never adapt and basically, not be seasonal. But some of us are, and some of us aren't.
The calmness of nature comes and goes in waves. The calmness of people. Well I think that does the same. But it's about weather or not...
I know, I KNOW...
weather or not...
some of you need to calm down...
weather or not you are making the wave or riding the wave, OR you're even happy to admit there is a wave and you are letting it smash you about. Truth is, it's a balance. Both making and riding the wave are happening at the same time. Same as storms. Whether the storm...
shhhhh it's ok...
Weather you are making the storm or coping with it.
In essence. How are you ever going to find calm if you constantly avoid making or experiencing storms. No matter how big or small they are.
I swear, I should write fortune cookies.
Depending upon where you are going. Check the forecast.
Ceraunophile: someone who loves thunder and lightening.
Pluviophile: someone who loves rain.
Who doesn't love a good quote?
"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore." - Vincent Van Gogh
Songs to listen to now:
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Riders on the storm - The Doors
Gonna get through this - Daniel Beddingfield
Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
Why does it a always rain on me - Travis
Blame it on the weatherman - B*Witched
Sandstorm - Darude
Sandstorm - Cast
Sunshine after the rain - Elkie Brooks