Summer came at last
nature unfurled its colors
I cowered inside.
I wrote this little piece way back in June when the temperatures soared to the 90s and humidity was high. I complained about the heat and complained bitterly. I sought solace in front of the electric fans that worked day and night and which eventually gave hot breeze.
My husband and children laughed at me.
“What happened to my island girl?” he asked.
“Mommy, that is just practice for Manila,” reminded the children. At that time, we were preparing for our long Philippine trip.
I guess you can tell how I coped during our vacation – I hid inside the airconditioned room (an amenity that my father installed for his north based family) and complained bitterly when I was outside of it.
I now wonder how I coped with the heat before I became a four-season gal. Youth, I suppose, allowed me to tolerate temperature extremes better than I do now. ;-) And then there was the airconditioning – in cars, in the office, in the malls – in places where I spent most of daytime. Late at night, when I got home, the heat had subsided and I had less reason to complain.