This evening, I’m reflecting on a day of very hot weather and how, after having run my clinic this morning, I came home and had to accept that it was just too hot to write. That was annoying, for I like to keep writing, but sometimes you just have to accept that it is just too uncomfortable to be able to settle. Instead, I had a few naps (an essential requirement for most people with Parkinson’s) and then played with my dogs in the garden. The poor things are so very hot and so it was definitely the day to get their pool filled with cold water. Here they are, relaxing after chasing each other and having spent time splashing around in 36 celcius of beautiful summer heat.
A little later and Digby (left) still wanted to play, while Oscar (right) had decided he’d had enough. He was tired. Here is Digby playing in the pool:
If you are a writer, how do you cope with writing in the more extreme weather? Does excessive heat or cold impact upon your writing time or processes? Do you have pets that provide a distraction from health symptoms or uncomfortable weather conditions?
(C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.