Just Plain Foolish

Just a chance for an old-fashioned, simple storyteller to say what needs to be said.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

morning in the parking lot
Escaping A.C.
Into Dazzling warm sunlight
And real growing life.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! You sneaked this right by me... totally fun. "Real growing life" - I love that line.

5/24/2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

My office totally over air-conditions. I have a sweater in the office that I use all summer because I get too cold. And my desk is back in the area dug into the hill, so I don't see sunlight at all unless I get out of there.

5/24/2007 8:19 AM  
Blogger Little Black Car said...

I'm still sitting here in a long skirt, cotton stockings, T-shirt, turtleneck, and Union sack coat (wool. I'm big on wool). And my hands are freezing.

Archives = very large refrigerator. A coworker from the main library stopped by and mocked my indoor coat, but I told her we work in perpetual November in my department and she'd better not knock the indoor outerwear.

5/24/2007 12:36 PM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

If I could get away with it, I'd rather wear my Viking age gear to work. Warm, and very movement friendly. - an ankle length underdress, an apron dress (basically, a jumper), and a brat (a kind of rectangular shawl pinned around my shoulders), and lovely warm socks. All worn over a layer of fine linen next to my skin. I once did a demo on a cold, wet, windy day in that stuff and barely felt the cold. And this was as a storyteller, where I mostly sat still, with no chance of warming up through walking around.

5/24/2007 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my husband could have written this!
Great haiku!

5/24/2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

Thank you.

5/24/2007 4:50 PM  
Blogger Mimey said...

As in air conditioning? I'm quite ignorant about such things. It's often good to abandon comfort to do a bit of living and enjoying living.

5/26/2007 6:11 AM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

And the worst part is it isn't even necessarily comfortable...

I work near Washington, D.C. and while we have hot and humid summers, we still do not need to cool our offices to meat locker temps, but do anyway. So in the afternoon, I take a walk to get out of the cold. My home is considerably less air conditioned. Luckily, my office is near a government building with some lovely landscaping.

5/26/2007 8:45 PM  

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