“On some nights New York is as hot as Bangkok. The whole continent seems to have moved from its place and slid nearer the equator, the bitter gray Atlantic to have become green and tropical, and the people, thronging the streets, barbaric fellahin among the stupendous monuments of their mystery, the lights of which, a dazing profusion, climb upward endlessly into the heat of the sky.”
Saul Bellow, The Victim, 1947
Hi from the five boroughs of Bangkok. It’s very hot and it’s really humid, as if often is this time of year.
The one and only ” benefit ” of such days and nights is that you are relieved from any duties to walk fast, or from any form of physical exercise. You seek out some shade, or you walk into an air conditioned space, and you endeavor to do nothing until the heat wave passes.