I was talking to my wife this morning about how I love the summertime. She said, “I love the sun, but I hate you thinking about it all day long.” I was a little taken aback by this because during the summer I can take my shirt off and it’s off to the sun. But when it comes to the sun, I find that I can’t even think about it. It’s just too damn hot.
Yes, I know you can imagine the heat in real life. That is true. But at least in this game we can take our shirt off and its off the sun.
I’ve always found it hard to imagine myself wearing a shirt in the summer. It’s just too damn hot. But I think the point I was trying to make is that my body is made of more than just skin. The sun that I feel on my face, the sun that is burning my neck when I take a shower, the sun that makes my skin turn brown during the day is actually made of water. And you know what? That’s okay.
The fact is Ive always found it hard to imagine myself wearing a shirt in the summer. Its just too damn hot. But I think the point I was trying to make is that my body is made of more than just skin. The sun that I feel on my face, the sun that is burning my neck when I take a shower, the sun that makes my skin turn brown during the day is actually made of water. And you know what Thats okay.
I have always found it hard to imagine the summer without that much sun at my face. It’s not that I hate being outside, its just that being outside in the sun makes me so hot I can’t breathe. It’s one of those things that makes me feel weirdly uncomfortable.
The cool thing about not being outside, or actually moving around, is that people don’t always get much physical contact, so getting to know people outside is pretty much the only thing that makes us feel weird.
Not that we are ever truly “out” in the summer, but we do have a tendency to spend time out in the sun. One of the most popular ways a person can connect with another person is by touching. Thats why when I am outside in the cool weather, I turn on the game’s “drolled” mode.
I think we are all guilty, at one time or another, of picking up where we left off. Thats why getting outside is so important because of the opportunity to engage and connect with others. But it is important to remember that there is always contact and interaction that can happen in the outdoors. So try to think of it like a dance.
I think the best way to connect with someone is to get them to participate in an activity with you. A good relationship involves having each other’s input and helping each other out. But we rarely think about it in a purely physical way.
Sometimes outside connection is not even in the realm of physical contact. We are lucky to have some of the most beautiful nature in all of the world, and that is the very definition of art. But I think it also means that there is so much more that we can learn and experience if you actually get outside and get out of our heads every once in a while.