Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tis as hot as you thought...

I was walking my lil cute-magnet Ladybug through the neighborhood yesterday when two lil girls wanted to pet her; in the course of conversation, one of them told me her parents' car thermomenter had gotten to 103 degrees the day before.

Now I know for sure that Wichita is like Phoenix; the airport temperature is nothing like the temp on the ground where I actually have to live.... that heat radiating off the asphalt is what I am trying to breathe in! Tis what my air conditioner is so valiantly trying to cool down to breathable, I mean... I stay in when the worst of the heat hits.

But then, after that, I had the oddest thought... "summer is ephemeral: the heat is only here for a little while and then it will go away..."

This is such a startling concept for someone who is used to summer nine months of the year, and absolute hell for six months of that!!

This heat is going to go away............and I am going to wish it would come back.

Can you IMAGINE?!

I think healing is happening for me on so many levels--even on a climate level, lol! Me, the one who has wilted in April every year for decades, who has suffered horribly through all those hellish months of unremitting glare and blast-oven-like heat, *I* am going to wish in six months or so that summer would come back! I, of ALL people, am going to wish for heat....

I never in my wildest dreams would have that possible. It boggles my mind.

Summer is ephemeral.



  1. Hi Cath,

    Hot is the word...we are ONLY getting up to 84 today. Might need a sweater,LOL!! We try not to complain about the heat without immediately giving thanks for it in case the Gods decide to punish our impudence with a long cold winter. Brrrrr...

    Air conditioning is SUCH a wonderful invention!!
    Blessings, Pam

  2. And I'm here freezing my butt off in Australia!

    But I'm enjoying it. I will never wish for the warmer weather to come back, it just makes me suffer.


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