Relatively speaking

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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.

D.

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