I don’t know why the heat is bothering me so much this year–maybe because it’s hotter than it ever got last year? Because it hasn’t been cooling down at night? Anyway, here’s something from Dandelion Wine about the heat in Greentown:

Air ran like hot spring waters nowhere, with no sound…Tar was poured licorice in the streets, red bricks were brass and gold, roof tops were paved with gold. The high-tension wires were lightning held forever, a threat above the unslept houses.