Friday, 3 July 2009

Chronicle of a heatwave

Since the last time I blogged, we are still in a heatwave. After the mediocre summers we had the last two years, I don't complain, but it often gets difficult to go through. This morning, as it was cloudy, I thought there would finally be that heavy rain they have been announcing all week and that finally we would get some rest. I was wrong: it rained yesterday night, but not today, and the temperature slowly got hotter and hotter during the day. I was my natural sweating self by the end of the afternoon. When I travel by train, I sometimes feel like a character of a spaghetti western, minus the five o'clock shadow (I shave daily because of my job). I feel like this especially when I am waiting for the train, somehow the heat and the wait somehow reminds me of the opening scene of Once Upon a Time in the West. My life is incredibly banal, but I try to escape its everyday boredom by daydreaming about various works of fiction. I am a bit of a Don Quixote I guess.

I try to enjoy myself as much as possible in this heat: I drink beer and cold white wines, eat Italian (I guess I cannot escape it), eat lots of fruits (strawberries of course, but I think I should eat more watermelons as it fits the temperature perfectly), listen to Carmen arias (for some reason I am really in the mood for Carmen these days) and overall trying to be on holiday even though I am not yet. I don't know how much I can really enjoy this summertime. The future is uncertain for me: I don't know if I will work in September or where, except for my Saturday job which is secured for the time being. In the meantime, my current job is sort of frantic these days and I have barely any energy left for anything when I am home, and that includes blogging. But I will try to correct this situation as soon as I get on holidays. I don't want the blog to suffer the heatwave too much.

1 comment:

The Artful Gypsy aka Wendy the Very Good Witch said...

Ugh...I feel your pain. It is sweltering here in Florida. When you step outside it's almost like being suffocated with the heaviness of the humidity. And all that heat makes one cranky and yet also lethargic. Ugh...where is my Autumn?