Thursday, August 03, 2006

fuck

One foot in front of the other. My pace was deliberate but slow. My goal was the next island of shade, an oasis in what is almost unbearable heat. Today was not the day for me to have dressed inappropriately and yet somehow I managed it. My dark jeans began to shrink, hugging my ass as my body temperature rose. Rather than saunter or quick step, I felt the need to swagger, undulating my hips as I was more aware of them and my ass in this heat. I eventually shed my button-down as my trek continued, leaving me only in my skinny black tank. Sweat still beat a trail from the nape of my neck down between my breasts and turned loose strands of hair to wet ringlets. Freckles blossomed on my shoulders as though the sun was their mistress cracking the whip. As I walked and was increasingly aware of my body and of the heat, I began to focus less on my discomfort and more how this short journey was telling me something about life. I realized that with life, like a hot day, I can endure the scorching patches as long as I know a brief oasis of shade is just up the road.

10 comments:

  1. That is very nice! I like that a lot. And very apropos in my slightly trying week.

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  2. I kind of miss working outside in the summer. I know that's crazy coming from me, but it was different bc it was a pool.

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  3. Shade doesn't work in humidity, then what?

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  4. Ms. Q - Thanks : ) And definitely sorry about your week!

    Scarlet - *gasp*

    spin_doc1 - It actually did me ok today. Maybe DC's humidity was just down.

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  5. It makes it easier to hate summer if I'm working in it:)

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  6. Oh, please. I don't even want to hear it.

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  7. Dan - Hey! It's been over 100 up here. That is NOT the DC norm. Cut us break.

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  8. this is totally something that would occur in my thought process as well. good for you for turning the unbearable heat (can't even imagine how bad it must be in DC!) into a life lesson. heehee...

    xo

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  9. I think this is so true. If I know there is a light at the end I can kind of handle just about anything.

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  10. I LOVE the new header! So awesome!

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