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Because someone has to be on the other side. [Jul. 7th, 2010|07:55 pm]
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I love the heat.

I love how hot it is right now. I love walking out the door and being enveloped by this sudden embrace of heat, feeling the sweat start to bead above my lip and lapping at the salt of it. I love the humidity that makes the air feel hotter, that makes me feel like I'm moving through water, like I could drink the air.

I love going home and refusing to turn on sniffle-inducing air conditioning. I love stripping down to undies, not in need of socks, cotton robes, down throws, or any of the layers that get me through the sluggish, horrible dry winter. I snicker as my damp skin slips and slides against any vinyl surface I touch.

I love dragging cold leftovers out of the fridge for dinner, leaving them for ten minutes on the countertop until they come to satisfying eating temperature, no microwave needed, a pitcher of cold water and a glass of cold sweet tea to accompany dinner.

I love running outside to the pool, stepping down into the water that's been baking in the day's heat until it's nearly bathwater, no need to get used to a chill water shock, and moving weightless through the warmth of it, swimming like I'm dancing through air.

I love sleeping under a single cotton sheet at night, still wet from the pool, chlorine smell in my hair, a fan blowing over the bed, my thoughts a happy, astonished litany of I'm not cold, I'm not cold, I'm not cold, at last I'm no longer cold.

Go ahead, throw things at me. I don't care, I'm too happy right now.
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[User Picture]From: [info]kabal42
2010-07-08 09:52 pm (UTC)

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*G* I'm glad someone is! I kind of find it easier to handle knowing that at least it's good for some good people - even though it sucks for me.
[User Picture]From: [info]amanuensis1
2010-07-17 10:57 pm (UTC)

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See, heat is good for something! :D
From: [info]ships_harry
2010-07-09 12:12 am (UTC)

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Hah, I think you just wrote heat!porn :)
[User Picture]From: [info]amanuensis1
2010-07-17 10:58 pm (UTC)

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Better I be accused of porn than of poetry, I say!
[User Picture]From: [info]dancing_serpent
2010-07-09 02:44 pm (UTC)

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Echoing [info]kabal42s comment here. I used to console myself with the knowledge that at least my sister was deliriously happy about the heat.
[User Picture]From: [info]amanuensis1
2010-07-17 11:00 pm (UTC)

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Aren't family ties wonderful? :D
[User Picture]From: [info]fluffyllama
2010-07-11 06:17 pm (UTC)

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I'd probably enjoy summer more with a pool too *g*
[User Picture]From: [info]amanuensis1
2010-07-17 11:01 pm (UTC)

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I agree, if there is no pool, it changes everything.