Am I The Only One?
Everyone seems to be complaining because we're experiencing a cool summer! Not I! You will not hear even a murmur of a whinge from me! I'm loving this cooler weather. My hope is that it remains throughout summer. I hate the oppressive heat we normally experience at this time of the year. The weather throughout the Christmas/New Year period was magnificent. I even wore cotton-knit jumpers/sweaters during those glorious rainy days from Boxing Day onwards, and loved every moment of it.
Spending days dripping wet from perspiration, stepping out of a shower attempting to towel one's self dry only to become wet all over again without even taking a step, trying to find something cool enough to wear, muttering to one's self when clothes stick to the skin when trying to dress, hair clinging annoyingly around the face, mascara running in dark streams, turning one's appearance into that of a circus clown, is not my idea of 'pleasant'.
Sleepless nights spent tossing and turning with not a breath of air, only dense, exhausting humidity pressing heavily down, sucking out every last skerrick of energy. Languidly suffering inertia, day and night. One's strength sapped, overtaken by lifeless torpor. Scorching days when a relenting, heartless sun beats down causing plants and trees to forlornly droop, beseeching it to cease its taunting, unforgiving furnace. Hot water flows from the 'cold' water tap. Drinking copious amounts of liquid in an attempt to replenish the body's supply until one can handle no more. When it's too hot to enjoy an alcoholic beverage...now that is tortuous!
Do I miss the smouldering, broiling, torrid, sweltering heat. No...I don't. If I'd chosen to live in a kiln, I would have been a piece of clay!
If you think I'm enjoying the refreshing coolness of this summer...then you are correct!