waiting, the heaviest of all weights

how about that weather? it is a typical conversation starter, it’s safe and everyone has an opinion. usually after a few sentences the topic changes or peters outs…unless you live in vancouver.

if you’ve been kicking around the city the last 4 weeks and you ask someone about the weather you’ll probably get an earful. we are getting a bit passionate about the lack of summer here. although true vancouverites know the start to summer is a bit rusty, with a lot of falters by july it is usually upon us. it’s july 3rd and there isn’t a spot of sun on the horizon.

mother nature is channeling a serious case of split personality–vacillating from spring to winter, i’m not sure if summer is even on her radar. although i’ve been thinking a lot about the weather and lamenting it, i’ve realized what is really bothering me is my lack of  control.

my inability to change, influence or speed up the arrival of summer is troublesome. i want to wear shorts and sandals for more than 2 consecutive days, i want to sit outside a get uncomfortably warm. i want to go to the ice cream shop for dessert, i want to wade into the ocean for a cool down. more than anything i want to feel the heat of summer tickling the souls of my feet, as i stand barefoot on my street watching the kids play and chatting to my neighbours over a glass of wine. i want summer to hurry up and get here.

i feel like a kid waiting desperately for: christmas morning, to be bigger, to stay up later, for a birthday, or for friends to come over.

in the world where everything is known in an instant (thank you Google), so little of what occupies the day to day of truly requires waiting…but for those of you who are waiting for something, little or big….you know…it isn’t easy.

although it’s tension on hold, and the wait feels like the weight of the world, no matter how desperate my wishes or wants, i can’t conjure up summer. so  i must dig deep and uncover some fortitude, perseverance and patience.

what are you waiting for?


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About ithinkinwords

i love common sense and innovation. the trails, mountains and oceans are magic. i run a little, have recently taken up mountain biking and find bliss in yoga. getting outside everyday and moving is a must! sometimes when i am driving i look into the rearview and think how did i get here? -- last time i looked i was 17 and crossing my fingers my VW had enough gas. well it got me here.

5 responses to “waiting, the heaviest of all weights”

  1. Stride and Joy says :

    Gosh, I hope you get to see some summer soon! Although not on August 11. 🙂

    • twocentsplus says :

      i feel traitorous…mother nature must have heard me lamenting…the sun is shining today and is supposed to be here for the next five days…fingers crossed!!!

    • twocentsplus says :

      ok—mother nature is paying me back!!! these last few days summer has arrived full on–hot (very hot for here) and full on…no ramp up just summer….i did my 16k run on sunday and the heat tortured me!!! i have no idea how you run in the east coast heat…i melted, dehydrated and turned beet red…AWESOME. next time i do a long run i will be out there at 6:30 am (i ran at 8:30 it was hot!!!!). i stopped at a convenience store and bought a gatorade hot!

  2. drowqueen says :

    Between you not having summer and my area having heat indexes of up to 110 degrees, I’m not sure which one I’d prefer. Ack!

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