Thursday, June 21, 2012

We're Having a Heat Wave

And there’s nothing tropical about's normal.

Living in New York City is an eight month wonder of change and interest.

Four months, however, are spent mostly indoors, waiting for it to be over.

I grew up here. But after living for so many years in Southern California, I find it hard to believe that this sort of thing continues to happen, year after year---that no matter what, you can count on severity over and over again.  Beaver Swamp, Arctic Blast.

It makes people pretty tough. But it also makes them seasonal.  The city empties out most of the summer.

During the winter months, people just hunker down and get depressed in the dark.

Being arboreal and equatorial, one longs for leafy breezes in the high-up shade. Warm. Naked. Noisy.

Instead, we roast on hot concrete or trudge through sludge.  Good thing we’re adaptable.

In our Aeron chairs…

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