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Hot Weather Lament

Summer is not my favorite season, especially a summer like we are experiencing now. The earth is cracked open in gaping wounds, the grass crunches underfoot and the air is almost too heavy to breathe.

I only go out in the early morning to check the garden and sometimes get in the pool. The surface moisture has not been so low since '92. Both winter and spring were dry.

The heat dries out my brain too and I have tried several times to write with little success.

I'm getting a lot of reading time in though and I love that. Grateful for the a/c you betcha.

Picking up Anah from camp today, can't wait to hear her stories.

Of course complaining about the weather is fruitless, you roll with what you get. Let year we thought we'd be washed away and this year we're being fried. I just needed to write something and the only subject that came to mind was the seemingly unending heat and drought.

When the rain comes, I'll dance in it.


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Jun. 17th, 2016 12:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, I had no idea that you guys were having a serious heat wave. Our dry (drought) weather comes in July and August usually. Is this early for you?

A pool sounds like a great place to be though.
Jun. 17th, 2016 12:59 pm (UTC)
Very early for it to be this hot for this long. Usually like you is July and August. Got to get in pool in the morning or the water is like taking a bath. Mostly i stay inside where its cool, but I'd rathrr be outside.
Jun. 17th, 2016 12:58 pm (UTC)
"When the rain comes, I'll dance in it." Looking forward to the video. (I'm a dance critic, LOL...) Glad you have your reading. Just finished one by Mariel Hemingway, Ernest's granddaughter and sister of supermodel Margaux. (It's called "Out Comes the Sun," followed by a long and frankly descriptive sub-title.)

Didn't know if I liked it, at first, reads as much like self-help as the biography it's supposed to be, and it's quite painful throughout, dealing as it does with her life in this hugely dysfunctional (a word she doesn't like) family, its suicides, drug and alcohol abuse, etc.

But in the end she comes across as a very centered and caring person and I've just walked out to the car to retrieve the book and possibly read it again because, as she points out, we all have different problems but we're the same in our struggling humanity and I somehow feel like I owe it to her to give her book, and myself, another shot at this...
Jun. 18th, 2016 12:33 am (UTC)
Going to go viral with that video lol

Mariel's book intrigues me. I'll put it on my list.I used to be a fool for self help books. Am intrigued to see how the Hemingway genetics played out in his descendants. Like the title and its obvious connections, and after writing thid comment will no doubt be googling the subtitle.

Im still reading Papa Hemingway. Slow going because I keep rereading parts. Fascinated with his relationship with Dietrich. The energy that must have crackled between them must have been nearly visible. Yet, they made that wise decision not to become bed partners and thereby no doubt were able to preserve that more precious commodity, friendship.
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