Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hot as Sahel

"Remember that sunset and dawn are the back and front of the same phenomenon: when we are looking at the sunset, the people over there are looking at the dawn." ~Bruno Munari

One thing is for sure: my definition of HOT is forever changed. Even though I am sweating profusely, drinking my 5th liter of water in 6 hours, and observing prickly heat rash spread across my stomach and chest, today doesn't feel too hot. Inside my house it still feels cool, although I prefer to be outside in the shade. It is a few degrees warmer outside in the shade, but there is a breeze, which makes all the difference. Want to know the temperature? Well inside, where it is shady and cool-feeling, it is exactly 100° (37.7°C). Outside in the sun, the thermometer maxes out at 120°
(48.8°C). Outside in the shade I am estimating about 105°(40.5°C). Wow. Still, when the breeze passes through, it is sometimes enough to chill the sweat on my skin and make me shiver.

"Hot as Sahel" was the text on the tee shirt designed and worn by Jessica's stage.


bliss said...

that's just too hot. it's crazy. does she have sunblock lotion? umbrellas?

man, I love ice cubes.

Kerry said...

Umbrellas would be good, ice cubes even better.