Something we’ve oft worried about. When the groundhog emerges from its den, sees its shadow, and scampers back down its hole, we have 6 more weeks of winter? According to the legend…for that to happen, it must be a sunny day. But, according to meteorology, a sunny day would instead denote more sunny days to follow, i.e. an early Spring.
The legend is backwards. It should be that if the groundhog emerges on a cloudy day, than we’re got more winter. A sunny day, than we’ve got an early Spring, it should be that simple.
Lets talk about the “Fear” of the groundhog. A creature so filled with anxiety, that its literally afraid of its own shadow. What kind of existence is that? One of the ways to get rid of a neurotic fear, guilt, or remorse is to be prepared. Proactively facing your life, rather than letting the dictates of Mother Nature rule the day. Winter hints.