8.02.2005

...and shouldn't there be 28 seasons in a year?

I wonder fairly often how my dog rationalizes the extremes in weather. The major changes happen slowly, so maybe he just has no long-term memory, but if I had nobody to explain seasons to me, I'd be pretty pissed that sometimes it was 20 below and sometimes it was 95. That seems like an even crueler trick than saying "hey, you want a treat?" and then giving him an Altoid.

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Anonymous suthsc said...

Well, from my perspective, I would think that the primal day to day ritual of most mammals falls into the basic category of "somehow today is different." It's things like this that allow the frog to be slowly cooked but not dropped into boiling water.

There are many examples of things like this. For instance, your rent can gradually be raised and you might continue to pay without complaint. However, a five year adjustment invokes the survival instinct.

Is there a difference?

8/03/2005 11:02 PM  

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