Tuesday, April 21, 2009


morning was pretty average for me today. i awake at 7 and refuse to get out of bed. 8:02 alarm goes off. snooze button hit. 8:12 alarm goes off. snooze button hit. i continue to lie awake in bed.  mornings really aren't my thing. plus i can feel the heat emanating from my window. finally i emerge from the bed to ready myself for work. all the while disliking the heat & dryness in the air, on my skin, my hair...everywhere. 8:55 time to depart for work. i hop in the car and start driving. then it hits me pure CONTENTMENT. a brief second of huh? then realization hits. AIR CONDITIONING. i LOVE it. the cold air flowing over my skin denying the heat it's rightful victory. the environmental side of me thinks this is wrong but every other part of me screams ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD. 

you have to understand i grew up in a town where 95 degrees was a reprieve from the heat. air conditioning was my savior. i have a fond memory of walking home from school in the oppressive heat when all of a sudden a mirage...my father. in a car. pulling up along side me. i tentatively reach out for the door. GLORY BE. it's real!! i leap into the car and immediately feel the sweet sweet ecstasy of air conditioning.


Laura said...

Jealousy. I biked home from work in 95-degree heat. But the morning ride was lovely.

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Alysha said...

It really is the little things in life that make it worth while. You are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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