I am not cut out for summer. I wilt in warm weather, when the humidity is like a blanket and somehow the sun is still beating down on you through the humid haze. I sunburn easily, and my friends know that the weather I like best is slightly chilly rain and overcast skies that make the trees look greener, or those crisp autumn days when the sky is so blue you can't look up and there's a chill that means snow in a couple months but apples now.
What I like about summertime is plunging into icy saltwater and hiking in shady forests before you reach the summit and the wind howls. I like barbeques and ice cream and being outside in nature, but I am not a summer-in-the-city person.
Yesterday it hit 95 in Paris and I was unprepared. For days it had been ever-so-slightly chilly, cold enough to wear stockings under a sundress, cold enough to not suffocate under the covers. And then the heat hit. I am ashamed to say that I basically went into lockdown and stayed inside.
How do you deal with the heat?