Thursday, September 10, 2020

It's the same old story...

This morning the temperatures were in the high 70's and the humidity was in the high 90's. We have the a/c on because of the dampness and my windows look like this -


That's NOT rain, that's condensation - between the a/c, temperature and humidity it only looks, and feels, likes it's raining - it wasn't.

It is now mid-afternoon and it's pouring buckets; a flash flood alert come in on my phone; temperature and humidity have risen slightly since this morning. All in all this is how the Summer has been - rain, rain and more rain. Yes, we had weeks of high 90's plus humidity but we also had rain...I have spent the Summer blasting the a/c for various reasons and wearing a jacket indoors 'cause I'm freezing my tootsies off. 

When the day is dark and dreary and rainy, and it's downright chilly inside, it is hard to remember it is Summer - I suppose technically it is Autumn but the temperature really says otherwise - the temperatures outdoors at any rate so my days are spent in 

Perception Disconnection

Because

the windows are closed tight

and the sky is grey and dreary

and it is chilly inside

and I am wearing a sweater

my mind registers ‘Winter’

in July.

Perception disconnection.

6 comments:

  1. Love your poem! Oh how I wish we had some of your rain and even the high humidity! We do have cooler temps than expected - it was supposed to be high 90s this week but the smoke has kept the temperature way down. Our humidity is 35% which is up from the 15% earlier this week and we have a slight chance of rain next week. I'm struggling with this smoke though. My eyes are burning, my head hurts and it freaks me out to look outside to see glowing orange or yellow. It's like I'm looking through the world with the blue blocker lens. I'm so worried about the animals outside in this shitty air quality. About the people who've lost everything in these fires. I'm so over 2020.

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    1. It does seem the weather gods have no good sense of fairness - I think it has been raining since March - if we get a major high wind storm trees are gonna topple like dominos the ground is so saturated - extremes are not good for anyone. Losing all the forests is not a good thing at all! Fire is an ugly mother!

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  2. perception disconnection = confusion = depression for me. I like things to be "correct", no matter if it's 24" of snow that falls in February, as it sometimes does around here. That's ok with me cos it's supposed to do that. I don't like things that aren't supposed to be, no matter how pleasant they might individually be. I hope the sun shines over the land where you are tomorrow, Grace.

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    1. Friday has dawned overcast, and moist - not rain per se but insane humidity so another day with no open windows and more perception disconnection. According to the smiling weather people this will continue until next Tuesday...I gotta move to another climate.

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  3. Nice poem. I like the sounds of perception disconnection

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    1. This isn't the first time I have posted this poem but it is how I spend at least 3 months of the year - every year. It is disheartening.

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