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Aug. 24th, 2005 09:01 am
woolmyth: (Default)
[personal profile] woolmyth
This summer has been too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too sunny, too grey, and full of people who are endlessly grumpy about the weather. This has been a wonderful summer. It feels like summer in Virginia, like home.

Oh, and just in case you're still confused, August is supposed to be warm. Deliciously warm, heat that soaks in through your skin until you can feel it pushing on your organs warm. Out of breath in a hot car feeling the first sweat slide between your breasts and crawl over your scalp warm. Cozy blanket across your shoulders holding your head in its lap warm. Heat so tangible that it fills your stomach and stands between your mind and your body, rendering you into a Being that is Now, that basks, that shimmers like blacktop, that fills and empties with sensation, time, mercury, light. Heat that makes a person into a sundial.

And by the way, it cold in the library.

Date: 2005-08-24 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solan-t.livejournal.com
You have, perhaps, not experienced a Plains summer? Ah, you're not missing much. High heat, yes, but with the air too thick to breath, but too thin to drink (or swim).

Date: 2005-08-24 05:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
Nope. I'm a Virginia girl, and I haven't done much traveling.

Date: 2005-08-24 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tcepsa.livejournal.com
After just coming out of a presentation in a hall so cold that my body kept trying to go into hibernation, this is the kind of post I love to see (and heartily agree with! ^_^ Viva la Summer! )

Date: 2005-08-24 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mgs-naughtycat.livejournal.com
I love summer too. It means less clothing, and no coats to keep up with (with the exception of the one that I must carry for when I go into cold places, which is usually everywhere...)
There is nothing like the warmth of humidity. Most people hate it, but I really do not mind so much. I grew up in it, its comfortable, its like home.
Out here on the west coast, the heat is still hot, but has a different quality, not so oppressive, which is nice, but yet still missing something...
Besides, humidity is only good for your skin it can't really hurt you :)

Date: 2005-08-24 07:00 pm (UTC)
fireandearth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fireandearth
Yes, for years I didn't even know what people meant by "humidity". It's just the way heat is. ;) I don't mind it unless the actual temperature (not heat index) is over 100 degrees.

Date: 2005-08-24 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] omarius.livejournal.com
August is supposed to be warm. Deliciously warm, heat that soaks in through your skin until you can feel it pushing on your organs warm. Out of breath in a hot car feeling the first sweat slide between your breasts and crawl over your scalp warm. Cozy blanket across your shoulders holding your head in its lap warm. Heat so tangible that it fills your stomach and stands between your mind and your body, rendering you into a Being that is Now, that basks, that shimmers like blacktop, that fills and empties with sensation, time, mercury, light. Heat that makes a person into a sundial.

The preceding paragraph is an excellent poem.

Date: 2005-08-24 07:01 pm (UTC)
fireandearth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fireandearth
Thank you! I've been playing around more with words of late. They entertain me.

Date: 2005-08-24 07:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] winterbadger
I quite agree that this has been a typical Virginia summer. However, I fear I can't share your appreciation of this fact. To me, summer is supposed to be hot, yes, but not drippy and damp and filled with sogginess, mildew, and enough mosquitos to build a small national airforce. Summer is supposed to be brisk, cool mornings followed by hot, sunny afternoons, occasionally terminated by huge, climatic thunderstorms that leave the air and earth refreshed but not squashily saturated. Then evenings that cool as the sun retreats, just warm enough that one can enjoy sitting about outside watching the fireflies, but nippy enough as night comes on that it's worth keeping a sweatshirt handy.

Sweat? That's what happens when one plays sports, and it feels good then, because it goes with the whole warmed-up muscles, faster breathing, etc. But just walking across the parking lot to the office shouldn't produce a burst of perspiration that would befit an Olympic sprinter. :-)

Why did I ever move back here from New England? Oh, yeah, work. :-(

Beautifully written!

Date: 2005-08-24 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angldst.livejournal.com
I love, love, LOVE your words, but respectfully disagree with the thought. :) I prefer the cooler weather, I like to wear more clothes. :)

*hugs*

-d, looking forward to seeing & sewing with you this weekend.

Date: 2005-08-30 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liatha.livejournal.com
Here you be!

I've been wondering ever since we first met, but somehow never managed to get your lj name until I put two and two together and got a clue from [livejournal.com profile] blushing_grace today.

Date: 2005-08-30 08:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
*waves* Hi!

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