I can't remember a summer like this one with seemingly endless heat and humidity. Was there ever a winter? I remember snowmen in Tompkins Square, then suddenly it was 95 degrees and my hair frizzed out.
After weeks in the city without relief, a trip to the woods for some shade and breeze...only, there's no relief there either. In fact, the heat seems amplified, more intense, more...deliriously dazzling.
So, it's back to the city and it's air-conditioning. Back to shades of gray.