I know what you mean. Someday, I'm going to borrow Turner's little mouse and see if anybody notices.
Thanks for the kind words, but I'm baffled.
As my weight drops, I'm considering a new avatar--but I'll have to figure out how.
Therefore, no Battle of the Bones.....
... off i go to mull ...
not the answer, but perhaps apropos
Seems like a lot of people are talking about the weather/mood connection. Now what's the blinkin' word?
In the arts, the presentation of natural events and objects as controlled by human emotions, so that in some way they express human sorrow or joy (a brave little snowdrop; the heavens smiled on our enterprise). The phrase was coined by the English critic John Ruskin in Modern Painters (1843-60), to describe the ascription of human feelings to the outside world.
finally some more new knowlege this is a post i can chew into thank you fijijr
Twas what dlowan said a page ago....... J
And I think what your preacher said that say was "sympathetic"
weather reflects character's mood
it's called pathetic fallacy - see Ruskin on it.
weather reflecting your mood
i know exactly what you mean - we learned this in english in high school. however it is not pathetic fallacy as many of you think it is - according to wikipedia.com, pathetic fallacy is defined as "a term from literary criticism used to denote the description of inanimate natural objects in a manner that endows them with human emotions, thoughts, sensations and feelings". While this can include weather, it is not what the question is asking. They mean, what is it called when it always seems to be raining when you're depressed, or when its sunny people tend to be a bit more cheerful. I still can't think of what its called, but I'll look through my old english notes and get back to you!
I usually name that "weather morosity"...
I like also meteomorphic...
RRgghhh! I knew the word until I tried to post it and it has skipped my brain on gone on vacation. There IS a word and it's not any that have been mentioned so far.
I have gone to find myself if I show up before I get back keep me here.
I think it's something like 'absurd reality'.... or something
I'm pretty sure it's two words.... it's been driving me nuts forever as well.....
pathetic fallacy is probably more appropriate
maybe the word you're looking for is anthropomorphism?
Sympathetic fallacy has been the only phrase I have been able to find. I still want to say there is another word to describe this.