And there’s nothing tropical about it...it's normal.
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.
, Arctic Blast. Beaver Swamp
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…