Always the heat of the day kept us inside, sitting in front of a fan drinking iced tea, if the electrics were working. If not, we’d draw a cool bath in the tub and soak till it also turned too warm. At night we partied, barbecued our meals, drank cold beer freely and listened to Buddy Guy or some other blues artist. Dancing was allowed in the cool air, when bodies could cling and sway in the night and enjoy a cooler touch.
It was a sedentary life during the day, but at night we were free to gather, follow a lighted path and glow together.