This weather we are having, with its moist heat, with the blue skies that without warning can turn dark black and back again, leaving us with just the echo of a loud thunder and some raindrops as proof of a sudden storm. This weather, which makes some people complain about not knowing what to wear, what to eat, what to do to find some coolness. This sudden warmth, that made our garden burst out in almost violent colours and lets the creatures around us sing and shout with pure joy and lust for life.
This weather asks for large cans of cold water, freshened with slices of lemon. It asks for the softest silky fabrics barely touching your skin. For grilled steaks on a barbecue. For games with water or just quietly enjoying the swinging of bare feet in a pool. It shifts our schedule oh so slightly to a calm rhythm during the day, with an urge to dance and play in the gentler evenings. It makes me want to decorate the house with flowers, to hold close the scents of the outside, even when I am indoors.
This weather, that came so suddenly after what seemed an endless winter, asks for some adjustments of us stubborn people, who got used to the chilliness and the rain so much. But I am so happy to comply, in every way possible.
I adore the summer.