I like heat waves. Sure they’re uncomfortable, and yes they force me to resort to air conditioning, which I loathe (although not today), but like all big weather events they are a leveller, a loaded word which I dearly hope you will not take amiss. I mean “leveller” in the sense of community builder, an event which reminds us all of our fundamental and common goal, which is survival.
They also have the effect of making me want to take a dive, into cool water naturally, but also deeper into life. Heat waves knock me off my sure footing and lure me into the depths, where artistic expression can take place. I feel urgency and thought pressing on me, nudging me to action.
And so, without further ado, I’m about to get to work. Please have a look, and let me know what you think.