When I was a kid, visiting my grandparents in Hialeah, Florida was like going on vacation to a sauna.
I could sit in a corner of the living room and sweat would bead all over my body. I didn’t know toes could sweat. Did you? This was a real discovery for me.
It tooks days and days to adapt to the heat and humidity, so I was treated to an oscillating fan at night so I could fall asleep.
It was an absolutely decadent sensual experience.
C’mon now, I was ten. The only other decadent sensual experience I had enjoyed was the sweet frozen goodness of a mamey milk shake. Both, I’ll point out, winners in contributing to relief from the interminable heat.
I just turned on the oscillating fan in my room and transported to the terrazzo-floored, jalousie-windowed guest bedroom in their home. I’m falling asleep even as I type.