It’s been a sunny week in Ireland. This is more important than you know.
Summer in Ireland usually lasts about a week. Think about what that does to the average human psychology. You trudge through a grey world for 355 or so days a year, knowing that actual colour will only be available for the briefest of periods, during which you will probably be stuck indoors against your will; in a car; sick; or overseas (aware too that for the six months to follow, everyone who knows you will insist on telling you how fabulous the weather was during the time you were away).
For 4 years from 2008, we were subjected to successive Irish monsoons, a time when summer in Ireland only lasted about a day. The resulting psychosis meant that even more so than usual, on the day the sun came out, mass hysteria bubbled throughout…
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