The heat has been, well, hot!
Slowing the pace of each moment
Do I love it?
I also respect heat
that makes my body melt
dissolve and feel like sludge
despite attempts to slip into lovely bits of shade,
diving into any little breeze
cooling droplets of perspiration even for a second
slurping a dripping ice cream cone
drinking gallons of ice tea,
rotating more and more ice cube trays.
A dip in the pool
washes away summer lassitude
yet builds and renews
belief that I am not made of melted candle wax
But do I love the heat?
Oh, a thousand times…...Yes!
“The month of August had turned into a griddle
where the days just lay there and sizzled.”
~ Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees