"If I could walk that way I wouldn't need talcum powder."
It was a mere 92F today, which is five degrees cooler than yesterday. Although heat makes neurological symptoms much worse, which can even result in a permanent net loss, I haven't been as bothered since (no wonder) I allllmost stopped eating a year and some months ago. Although it just makes one more aspect of life that's gone, it really makes sense to be smaller as my strength ebbs.
So, I've been wanting some heat, for reasons I won't go into, and have been worshiping the sun these past few days. I boo-booed slightly yesterday by lolling on the balcony in the sun for more than an hours with my left foot on the railing and my right foot on the deck. The deck which I subsequently discovered when I rose to leave, was too hot to touch. "What is that delightful smell - someone must be having a luau!" For anyone who says, "Couldn't you feel it was hot?" I refer you to the title of this post.
Resolutely abiding by the power of Positive Thinking (look away, Candide!) I decided burning the bejesus out of my foot might be a hitherto undiscovered cure. Speaking of Candide, I formed a new Theory To Explain Things That Make No Sense the other day when we were talking. It goes like this: Humans are just intelligent enough to be highly dangerous, and not nearly enough to be wise, so Nature (or whatever primal force you like) has started Protective Devolution, which is rapidly de-intelligenting the human race for the safety of the Universe. Can there be any other explanation?
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