If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

I hate winter. Sure, the cold is fine between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s festive, in a way. But come December 26, I’m ready to break out the flip-flops and tank tops once more.

1213121335So I’d really like it if everyone could stop whining about the heat.

Every day this week I’ve read the stories about how hot it is outside. And unless you’re elderly or have another medical issue, what’s the problem?

We spend all year waiting for this. Finally, it’s safe to stash the down coats and snow boots until October. The city’s fountains are on, enticing kids and adults alike to stick their feet in and get wet. When I walk by the fountain at the end of the Christian Science Center pool, it smells like chlorine and sunblock, which should be the official smell of summer in New England.

I’m one of those weird people who don’t mind sweating because it means cute summer dresses and trips to the beach. The heat forces everyone to slow down a little, while winter’s cold makes us run from place to place, eyes down to avoid the cold wind.

So pour yourself a tall glass of ice water, turn on your fan or air conditioner, and enjoy the warmth while it lasts. You’ll be complaining about spending most of your income on home heating oil soon enough.

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