Suddenly, like a brown bear's jaws around a spawning salmon, the heat arrives.
The newspaper promises 94F (34.4C) with high concentrations of debilitating ozone at ground level.
The elderly, the heart-impaired and children are warned to exercise caution and since I fall into that category, I will scurry like a cockroach in the light to finish my shopping chores and then find some sedentary pastime where once I might have gloried and embraced the light.
Different conditions call out different abilities. How graceful anyone might be is entirely personal.