Day’s Verse:
Meanwhile, friends, wait patiently for the Master’s Arrival. You see farmers do this all the time, waiting for their valuable crops to mature, patiently letting the rain do its slow but sure work. Be patient like that. Stay steady and strong. The Master could arrive at any time.
James 5:7-8
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Dear New England Weather,

HDR TestI know it’s a big job being the weather. You’re the most complicated system in the world and scientists need supercomputers to even attempt to predict your patterns. So I really appreciate that you do your best for us: snow in the winter, rain in the spring, sun in the summer, rain in the fall — we admire this consistency.

But, Weather, as you may have noticed, it is now June 25. I hate to sound like a whiner, but I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that we’re ready for some summery weather now. The overcast, rainy, windy days are all very nice, and I’m sure we appreciate not sweating to death in 95°F humid days, but we’re ready for some sun. The plants are very green thanks to the incessant rain, and I think they’d probably like some sun, too.

Plus, Weather, all this heavy drizzle (did you notice that this is the 5th day in a row of rain? And, if rumors are correct, the 22nd overcast day this month?) is awfully hard on my bike chain — I’m having to clean it like it’s winter! I have been wearing long pants, jackets, wool socks, vests, and sleeves all month when normally you’ve made those items totally superfluous by this point. Frankly, I’m ready to see something other than rain in the forecast for a while, if you don’t mind.

I hope you consider my petition, especially since the Cape Cod Getaway,is this weekend. I’m quite sure that a couple sunny, nice days would bring the 1,000+ cyclists on that ride great joy. I know I would really appreciate not getting off my bike soaking wet for a change.


KF quality

2 thoughts on “Open Letter to New England Weather

  1. Hello, Katie.
    As I consider your petition, I remind you of my work in the Pacific NW, the region to which you claim a desire to return. The quote from “Princess Bride” is apt at this point: “Get used to disappointment.”

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