After weeks of temperatures in the 104-109 ° range, we had a shift in weather over the weekend — a fifteen-degree temperature drop and a soft breeze.
The heat is giving Angelenos a much-needed break from its tyranny.
Hot weather — sweltering to the point you can see it — makes it hard to think straight. I didn’t bother with decisions outside ‘need ice-cold water.’ At times, even that seemed too much for the cortex to handle.
After all, brains are organs. And like all other organs, the decision-making centers need energy to function. Energy in the form of glucose. And that energy was expended trying to keep cool … to breathe.
The air-conditioning universe seemed ready to explode into smithereens, and simply say: ‘We had enough.’
But this weekend we dipped into the upper 80s, and a beautiful breeze graced us with its presence.
Los Angeles missed you dear spectacular, godly wind.
Cognitive functions are returning to some sort of normal. I actually wrote a paragraph, edited a page. It’s not much, but hey … full recovery takes a while.
Now … I’m mindful of what’s happening not far from here, in Colorado — the flash flooding and displaced people. They had it so much worse.
Thinking of you, Coloradans.
So, how are things where you are?