Thursday, September 27, 2012

HOW DO YOU LIKE WET?



It’s the rainy season now in Akumal…
Yesterday, while sitting under a palapa…
Eating an avocado & bacon omelet and mango smoothie…
The clouds opened up and poured…
The palms bowed heavy with the downpour…
The air was saturated…
I was in heaven.
Hmm?
When I lived up north…
I wasn’t fond of rain in the Midwest
It felt damp and dank and oh so sporey…
Moldy that is.
Here, the rain feels different.
Just wet and humid.
I can’t say why I feel the difference, but I do…
Or should I say dew…
Because besides relative humidity...
Given in weather reports...
Another factor is the dew point:
The point at which the air must be cooled…
In order for the air mass to become saturated.
And they’re not the same.
OK, I got that, I think.
But I also think weather reports…
Should also include a new category…
Relative Dampness:
The point where moisture and temperature combine…
To make everything feel yucky and dank.
How about you?
How do you like your wetness?
Are you affected by wetness?
And have you ever used wetness in your novels?

Always, Em-Musing


9 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

I lOVE the rain. But I can't stand it when it rains and it's hot and sticky. That just sucks.

Anne Gallagher said...

I like my rain to come in spurts, only to cool things off. I hate the downpours because then the grass grows and I hate to cut it.

Something else that bothers me about living in NC is that there's no snow. Which might be a good thing -- a lot less shoveling, but growing up in New England, I expect the freezing coldness to include snow and it hardly ever does.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's humid where I live, so I prefer the cooler rain.

Misha Gericke said...

I think I know what you mean. I love rain, but hate when the weather's muggy because of it. :-)

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

How do you like your wetness? That sounds very sexual. I think I prefer mine athletic and in the mid twenties to thirties. And yes...mold smell is a no-no.

Barbara Watson said...

I live in a four season area of the US, and I adore a summer rain on a hot afternoon. But an autumn rain on a cool day feels so, so cold.

Jayne Kingston said...

I love the rain... in all seasons... and all the degrees of wetness it leaves in the atmosphere. I'd love to see a tropical Akumal rain.

M Pax said...

Rain was a given in Portland, but it was different than other places I've lived. Here in the desert, we love when we get rain.

Shay Lacy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the topic sexual. I used a rainy spring/summer as part of the plot and conflict in a novel. Every time I needed something to happen, it would rain.