Today is the first time I’ve been outside in three weeks. Down here we have been under a heat advisory with temperatures around 100° and a heat index around 105° to 110°. So I wisely been keeping myself in the house. Because I learned the hard way that I may feel okay at the moment, but that moment can turn around in a hurry. So I wisely watch my “P’s & Q’s” when it comes to weather and my health.
It’s 92° with a heat index of 98° right now, but a steady breeze is blowing and under the shade it feels quite nice. Still I listen to my body’s little ticks like my skin being very dry, my breath getting a little forced, plus the fact that I’m getting a rather sizeable headache. So despite my wanting to stay and enjoy the outside, my better judgement says it’s time to go. Well I scurried back to my dark air conditioned room, got me some water and an ice pack for my head. It may sound a little extreme, but I could see the signs of heat exhaustion coming.
Most of the time we ignore the warning signs. The quiet before the storm, the sudden drop in air pressure, the dry skin, or the careless disregard for caution after a pandemic. It’s the way the mind tricks you into believing everything’s okay. But some of the time, it isn’t okay. And a devil dressed in lamb’s clothing is waiting outside your door. I don’t mean to sound so paranoid, but in times like this, selfishness and greed often wear the brightest smile. Be aware of your surroundings, even the most peaceful shade can hide danger. The danger of those wishing to steal what you worked so hard for, like your freedom and even your humanity.
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FD Thornton, Jr
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