Let's Talk About the Weather
In chapter 10 of HRP, I found the writing about the weather (much like talking about it) is taboo and can generally be very boring unless you really know your stuff. When you do read about weather, there is typically a deeper meaning to it. I understood this before, but not all aspects of what the allusion to weather can mean.
For example, "No writer in the West can employ a rainbow without being aware of its signifying aspect, its biblical function" (79).
Really? Because I'm one of those New Age kids that doesn't know much about the bible and if I'm writing or reading a text my mind will not automatically look for biblical symbols. I'll probably look more to my past and what ideas a rainbow stirs like joy, confusion, and magic. Is this wrong? Will it hinder me from reading closely?