Relatively speaking


This morning I was thinking about how relative things in life can be. I’m told that the weather today is currently ‘mild. -2 or -3 degrees is relatively mild compared to the -30 or -40’s they’re used to in Canada at this time of year. And we’ve seen the same reactions in Zambia when the ‘cold’ season comes around. People will don a woollen hat and wrap themselves in a thick coat when the temperature approaches 20 degrees. It’s all relative.

We, however, have faced some dramatic climate changes over the last couple of months. The thermometer has swung from a sweltering +40 to a wind chill of -40! When fresh air freezes your nose hairs and makes you feel like you’ve undergone botox, there’s no other way to look at it than to say it is cold here.



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