June 12, 2004

In the Air Tonight

It might be an addiction. I'm not sure. I know you can be addicted to substances, but is the breeze a substance?

There is something about the nighttime air in Britain in the summertime. I'm not sure what it is. I don't know if it anything to do with how little nighttime there is in the summer. It doesn't get dark here now until well after 10:00 pm.

I've starting leaving a window open at night just to get a hint of that breeze. I suppose it is also to release some of the heat in the upstairs as well. It can be cool downstairs and I can feel the air warm and thicken as I climb to the upper floor.

Sometimes while I am working into the night, I will step outside on the patio just to get a hit of the summer night. It is another one of those ineffable reasons I love this country. It doesn't matter who runs the Government, how bad public services are, how godless the population is, or any of the things I rant about in my Diversions. There will always be a light breeze at night in the British summertime.

Posted by david at June 12, 2004 11:21 PM | TrackBack

And birdsong when all respectable birds shoud be in bed :-)

Posted by: Havdala at June 13, 2004 04:31 AM

I do wonder when they rest!

Glad to see you back, BTW.

Posted by: Dave at June 13, 2004 02:42 PM