As long as I can remember, I have preferred cool/cold weather over warm/hot weather. I think this preference became more entrenched when I suffered a heat stroke in my mid 20's. I was playing tennis in the middle of the day. The temperature was over 100 degrees, and this was exacerbated by an oppressive level of humidity. Western Kentucky (USA) is a beautiful area surrounded and intersected by rivers and lakes. I believe this is why the heat indexes can be so high that you almost can drink the air. I have no evidence whatsoever to support this exaggeration, but that is my theory and I'm sticking to it--much like your clothes to your body in the summer in western Kentucky.
The heat index this lovely tennis day was between 115 and 120 degrees. (For the record, that is not an exaggeration.) I used to be a very competitive person. Okay, I used to be more competitive than I am now. I wasn't going to let a little thing like the possibility of dropping dead on a tennis court keep me from winning.
The next thing I remember is waking up on the couch where I lived. I had no recollection of the 25-minute drive home or who won the tennis match. Therefore, I have no choice but to proclaim victory. Or at least a draw. My opponent insists that he won in a tie-breaker in the fifth set, but there is no video evidence or witnesses to support his outlandish claim. That's probably because no one else was insane enough to be at the tennis courts on a day like this one.
The point of this back story is that I do have some biological basis for disliking hot weather. Supposedly, once a person has suffered a heat stroke, their sensitivity to hot weather is greatly increased. Once again, I have not researched this myself, but that's my theory and I'm sticking to it--much like your clothes to your body in the summer in western Kentucky.
I love Fall. If you follow my writing, this comes as no surprise to you. I have written several pieces about Fall, a few of which I have published. Summer being over, the chill in the air, the colorful leaves, and almost everything that is Fall lift my spirits. There is nothing inherently wrong with this preference. My problem is that I really dislike summer. I find myself resisting a season and its weather, as if that is going to change anything. What a waste of energy and life! If that were the only unchangeable thing I resisted, that probably would not be such a big deal. But it's not. And I'm pretty sure that if you're still reading this you resist unchangeable things as well.
I scanned through some of the things that have come through me that seem to apply...
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