It seems I spoke too soon.
A heatwave has descended upon Stockholm, so it's entirely too hot to ride my bike the 30 minutes each way between school and home at 12:30PM and 4:30PM...which consequently means I have to take public transit there and back.
And Stockholm's public transit isn't air conditioned (and the windows on the bus do not open in a way that provides any circulation). This was never a problem before, naturally, and I always marveled at how pleasant the rides were, compared to NYC's frigid trains (and hellishly hot subway platforms).
But this last week (and the one to come)? Well, they've been a bit...sticky. 32C / 90F at 10AM will do that to you. It's become the norm to take 2 or more showers a day and actively seek out the seats on buses and subways that are completely sun-less.
If I only I feared being warily looked at by other adults a little less—I'd spend every afternoon running around under the fountains' jet spray right alongside those thoroughly-refreshed looking children.
One year ago: I think it's time to stop knitting napkins