A sad fact of “modern” life is that most of us don’t spend much time outside. Some days, the extent of our exposure to the elements is the walk to and from our car on the way to work and back.
Yet, talk of the weather is that great common ground for elevator rides, and idle chit-chat in the break room at work where people express sadness when it’s rainy or joy when the sun is shining. We check the weather before we dress, have apps dedicated to it, have an entire network channel devoted to it, and local weather updates every ten minutes on the network morning shows. What an irony that our culture is nearly obsessed with the weather when we barely even experience it.