It’s summer. During the summer you are allowed many lazy days since it gets too hot to do anything anyway. It’s a day to stay in the hammock, dive in the pool or take a nap any time you want. You have to recharge more often during the summer than in the winter. There is just something about the heat that makes you feel like everything can wait until later to do. Doesn’t matter if you are human or animal, everything can wait until you get around to it and if you never get around to it, oh well. Don’t get too use to it though, summer will end soon and it we be time to resume the hectic life we all live.
How to celebrate – Chill out. Take a nap. Find some shade.
The umbrella was not originally designed to keep us dry, it was created to provide shade. And that was thousands of years ago, probably in the Middle East where sunburns were a real problem!
It provided shade, not only protection and in some cases could have dropped the temperature by as much as ten degrees. It did eventually become protection from the rain, snow and anything else that might fall on you except for maybe an anvil.
In England it became a fashion statement and still is. The styles and shapes have changed but the purpose stays the same. The curved handle was made just to fit over the arm so that it was easy to carry when not in use.
Such a simple tool that has so many uses and makes such a fashion statement.
How to celebrate – If you don’t have one, get an umbrella. Find an umbrella that fits your personality. Stay dry!