“Does the moon make us mad?” says the title of an article in a 1998 Readers Digest Issue. I grew up in the province of Capiz, Philippines where stories about witches going out at night on a full moon are infamous, handed from generation to generation. I haven’t seen one in my whole life though. The article caught my attention and it was the one I read first. There was no definite conclusion at the end as far as I can remember. What marked in my mind was the fact that the pull of the moon affects the rising of the tides. The moon may then in fact affect the sanity of humans. We are made of 60%  water anyway.

The elderly often talk about the weather with one another. Maybe it is automatic like an old norm, or maybe it is a good conversation starter, don’t you think? Have you heard of the Old Farmer’s Almanac?

The climate or the weather affects the mood of people in one way or another. Different seasons in a year in different parts of the world can be anticipated. The end of one season excites people on the coming of the new season, or dreads them if they don’t like it or if it brings them discomfort. Activities for the seasons can be planned ahead: swimming, hiking, camping, travelling, doing business. Doesn’t the anticipation  of the seasons affects the people’s emotions as they wait for it to come or as they are going through it? Isn’t one disappointed  when it suddenly rains on the morning of a day planned to be spent on the beach? Doesn’t one feel blessed when the day alloted for hiking turned out to be sunny when weather forecast said it would be rainy? The old connotation that the climate affects the mood of a person may not have changed after all.

 

In response to The Daily Post, Climate Control.

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