Canicula / Heat wave

Dupa o primavara destul de racoroasa si ploioasa, vara a decis sa-si faca o intrare dura. De cateva zile urmaresc rubrica meteo tinand sticluta cu saruri la indemana. Nuantele de rosu de pe harti devin din ce in ce mai inchise, anuntul atingerii unei temperaturi record chiar de ziua mea ma streseaza putin. Hm, nu tocmai putin. Ba nu, ma streseaza bine. Zilele trecute vorbeam cu o prietena si, mai in gluma, mai in serios, am zis ca anul acesta Mama Natura a hotarat sa-mi faca un cadou putin cam rautacios avand in vedere ca eu am probleme cu caldura.

Ma uit la catelusa mea, Sara, si o vad cum se invarte prin toata casa in cautarea unui loc cat mai racoros posibil. De fiecare data cand ma vede cu sticla de apa in mana, vine la mine si imi cere sa ii dau si ei. Ieri, saraca, a stat aproape toata ziua fara sa iasa afara pentru ca eu nu credeam ca ma puteam tine pe picioare daca ieseam in caldura naucitoare si ma ingrijora mult si ideea ca ar trebui sa mearga cu labutele pe asfaltul incins. Am iesit tarziu pe seara si am fost socata sa constat ca in continuare aerul era insuportabil de cald.

La intoarcere, in timp ce urcam treptele catre apartament, mintea mi-a zburat la o scena din “Grumpy old men” (“Morocanosii”), in care Walter Matthau canta in apropierea Craciunului “we’re having a heat wave” (“vine un val de caldura”). Insa el nu urma sa aiba de-a face cu 40 de grade Celsius la umbra la inceputul verii. El avea toate motivele sa fie fericit deoarece era in mijlocul iernii, in asteptarea Craciunului, cea mai frumoasa perioada din an dupa parerea mea.

Ma gandesc iar la ziua de maine. Ma trece un fior la gandul ca voi iesi din casa, chiar daca va fi pentru a merge la restaurant, unde va fi aer conditionat. Dar apoi imi amintesc ca ma voi intalni cu prietenele mele si ma consoleaza gandul ca ne vom simti foate bine impreuna. In acelasi timp, ma bucura gandul ca voi revedea o prietena care s-a mutat in alta tara de vreun an. Am pastrat legatura, comunicam deseori, insa nici cei mai expresivi emoticoni, nici cele mai bine alese cuvinte nu pot inlocui o imbratisare. Abia astept sa ne vedem!

Am incercat sa imi pregatesc articole in avans, dar simt din ce in ce mai mult efectele caldurii: n-am stare, imi pierd concentrarea, nu pot dormi noaptea si din cauza asta ma trezesc tarziu a doua zi… aproape totul este dat peste cap.

In ultimele zile am supravietuit cu 2-3 jocuri, carti, un serial brazilian si muzica. Sper ca intre 2 valuri de temperaturi foarte ridicate sa mai scriu cate un articol despre ultimele doua filme vizionate. Pana atunci voi distribui trei melodii noi, care m-au cam obsedat in ultimele saptamani :D. Aveti grija de voi!

After a pretty cool and rainy sping, summer decided to make an entrance. I’ve been watching the weather segment for the past few days holding smelling salts close by as I see the shades of red turning darker on the map. Then there’s the announcement of a record high temperature on the 1st that stresses me a little. Hmm, maybe not a little. Okay, it worries me a little more. The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine and we agreed that this year Mother Nature decided to give me an ugly present because I can’t stand the heat.

I look at my dog, Sara, and I see how she walks around the flat trying desperately to find a cooler place. Whenever she sees me with a bottle of water in my hand she comes to me and stares at the bottle. Yesterday, poor thing, she couldn’t go outside because I was worried I wouldn’t be able to stand in the hot air and I was worried about her paws on the hot asphalt. I took her outside late last night and I was shocked to discover that the air was still difficult to breathe.

On the way back, as we were climbing the stairs to my flat, I remembered a scene in “Grumpy old men”, when Walter Matthau was singing “we’re having a heat wave”. But he didn’t have to face a 40 degrees of heat at the beginning of summer. He had all the reasons to be happy because he was during winter and near Christmas, “the most wonderful time of the year”.

I’m thinking again about tomorrow. I dread the thought of going outside, even if it is to go to a restaurant with air conditioning. But then I remember that I’ll be with my friends and I am happy because I know we will have a good time. At the same time, I remember another friend who moved to another country an year ago. We kept touch, but no emoji or word can replace a hug. I can’t wait to see her!

I tried to prepare some articles in advance, but the heat is starting to take its toll on me: I can’t sit still, I lose my concentration, I can’t sleep at night and I lose half of the day sleeping… Everything is turned upside down.

I managed to survive these past few days with 2-3 games, books, a Brazilian TV series and music. I hope that in between 2 heat waves I’ll be able to write another article. For now, I’ll show you 3 songs that have obsessed me (they’re above) :D. Take care of yourselves!

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