The wind is howling, and the wind chimes are singing in Houston this morning. Storms a comin’! Still feel the same excitement that I did in the 1960s when this weather visited this quasi-coastal city.
I’m thinking about what Mark Carey wrote in his “Beyond Weather: The Culture and Politics of Climate History” – “People experience climate differently. *** Clearly, cultural analyses of climate can illuminate as much about broader historical processes as they can reveal about climate and weather.” (pg 37-41 in The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History.) Seeing the world through weather is seeing like a scholar, like an historian, like a person who is alive and awake.