Melting Point

I was going to say that people don’t generally melt in the sun but really I’m talking about bodies. People are a whole other thing. What’s the difference between a person and a body? Well, I guess a person is a body with life.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m particularly worried about melting in the sun. I usually go for a walk but all the newspapers, all of the internet and all of the people on the radio are saying that I shouldn’t do that tomorrow and the day after because of the dangerous effects of being outside when it’s forty degrees Celcius. So I probably won’t.

I might get up in the night and go out.

But I doubt it.

I think I won’t because lots of things are good ideas when that’s all that they are. As soon as they get outside my head and into the real world they become things that I wouldn’t do. Walking about in the middle of the night is one of those things. I’m all Dude, it’s the night! Go back to sleep!

Yeah, nighttime is for sleeping and daytime is for being awake even though, if I had any sense, I’d be like it’s cool outside, let’s walk while we can!

Then again, It’s dark in the nighttime. I like to read when I walk. I wouldn’t be able to do that in the dark. Unless, of course, I attached a torch to the inside of an umbrella and walked about in the night with that in one hand and a book in the other hand.

Would that be crazy?

No crazier than walking about in the daytime under a melting su… Hey! I just had an idea! Is it okay to walk in the sun with an umbrella?!

Here’s something that Reuters said:

According to a U.S. study published in JAMA Dermatology, any fully-functioning handheld umbrella can block more than three-quarters of ultraviolet (UV) light on a sunny day. Black ones do even better, blocking at least 90 percent of rays.

https://www.reuters.com/article/health-umbrellas-idUSL3N0CD00S20130321

So, yeah; yay! problem solved. I won’t melt and I won’t fry either! It’s a done deal.

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