I was perhaps the most refreshed and reflective person on my street as I lay, for the second time mid morning, immersed in a five foot tub filled with cold water that I had drawn earlier around 2:30 am. I lay there for a good 5 to 10 minutes - without shivering, allowing my mind to drift, feeling tranquil and clever.
No air conditioners, no palm trees, but fans, open windows and good cross ventilation in an airy house - if one can get the air to move. I couldn't persuade my husband to follow my example - he ran screaming from my suggestion telling me that I was a seal.
oil on cardboard painted late June on outskirts of Dundas
on a very slippery shellac ground.