Surfing the Cycles

Winter is… not coming. I mean, it’s mid-Autumn and I’m still getting around in a tank top and board shorts. What’s up with that? I want to say it’s global warming, but deep down I know it’s actually the beach gods repaying me for my dedication to the waves over the years.  

The downside, as far as I’m concerned, is that eventually we’re going to be constantly exposed to UV rays, even when we’re inside, because our windows are designed to let light in. It’s particularly bad news for me, since my office hours are meant to be my one concession to not spending all my time out in the elements.

So now I’m wondering what I can do about this. What’s the go with office window tinting. Melbourne CBD is fairly bright in Summer and so I can understand the need for some offices to get tinting. Is it worth it? Does it block out the damaging rays? Does it reduce glare? What about heat? In short: will it mean I won’t have to start wearing my sunglasses to the office? I’d be happy to do that, but I don’t know if my manager would approve.

How much does it cost to get your window glass frosted, anyway? Is that even the same as tinting? I reckon it’s probably not, actually. It just makes me feel more wintery to refer to window frosting than window tinting. I don’t know why I’m suddenly such a fan of winter, in all honesty. I’ve never gotten into it that much because it tends to mean less beach time. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, eh?

I guess it really comes down to the fact everything has to move in cycles. Take the ocean. A wave can’t be static, or else it’s not a wave – certainly not one you could ride, anyway. The seasons must work in a similar way; they’ve got to keep rolling or they stop being what they are. Right now I feel like the weather is surfing on a static wave. I’d best be having a stern talk to those beach gods.