July 23, 2010
As I wandered about the city on a humid summer day, I could feel the heat rising from the pavement. Most of the people I walked past seemed to be moving in slow motion, everyone sweating and cursing the heat. On the corner, an enterprising teenager with a cooler was selling bottles of cold water.
Then I came across a water fountain that was filled with children. They were running into the water, splashing through puddles, screaming at each other, ducking under the streams of water, and squealing with excitement as the cold water hit their faces. It's amazing how a little cold water can raise the energy level. I couldn’t resist standing in the spray to cool off myself, hoping some of that high energy would hit me.
Posted by jo(e)