Monday, July 17, 2006

Some Like It Hot!

Lizard "sunning" in 100 degree heat.
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"Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
This fellow seems to be the only one enjoying the heat; or rather the heat with humidity that makes 92 degree temperatures feel like 104 degrees. No need to bother with a hairdo, it wilts to nothing in twenty seconds outside. The dogs hide behind the trash can on a bit of concrete shaded from the sun, panting heavily even in sleep. Cats stretch out to full length in sleep; our purring thermometers. Leaves droop and the four o'clocks won't open at all today or tonight; too hot. Even momma mourning dove won't move off her nest; today acting more as a cooling blanket for her eggs rather than incubator. Humans slump, plod slowly, sweat profusely, feeling more like ragdolls than alive.
Everything limp
under the sun's whip -
yearning for darkness.
~ Michael P. Garofalo
Happiness!? Today it is defined as "air conditioning"!

Submission for Moody Monday topic "hot". (end of post)

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