Thursday, June 28, 2012

Too Hot? Try This Exercise

A good sized portion of the USA is experiencing a heat wave. It's too hot to do much outside, and those who stay inside can only hope the A/C doesn't give up. It's being worked way too hard right now. 

That old When life gives you lemons, make lemonade came to mind this morning as I meandered down the driveway to pick up our newspaper. Usually, the cool morning air feels refreshing but today when I opened my front door and stepped onto the porch, the already-too-warm air hit me. 

Since there's little else you can do on a very hot day (106 predicted for us today), why not try a writing exercise? 

Write a paragraph or two or two describing the worst heat you can remember. Make the reader feel the burn, want to wipe sweat from her brow and wish for a cold drink. You might start by making a list of adjectives that you can include. There are lots of good ones that hot days bring to mind.

Now, write a paragraph or two describing the worst cold you ever encountered. Maybe writing about the shivering moments of bitter cold times will help cool you off today. Again, start with a list of adjectives and move on from there.

Share them here in the comments section. Let's see who can come up with the paragraph that makes us hate the heat or cold the most.

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