Sub par human vessel

Every summer I am reminded of why I hate the city. The painful sounds never end and the sun burns my skin. I feel trapped and tortured. I hide in bed with the lights off waiting for the night to come so I can go outside for fresh air. It’s depressing. I’d love move, but that would mean leaving my family behind.

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Anonymous

Jun 11, 2021 at 2:24am

I've seen women in Asia using a sun parasol. Try that, maybe you will start a trend? I think it looks quite elegant, as opposed to tanning your skin like a piece of leather.

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Anonymous

Jun 11, 2021 at 9:54am

I'm glad you brought this up.
Something is wrong with the sun and it's getting worst.
Everyone is going to look like old dried up luggage.
Shade is the new cool.
Supernova Man.

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Super freckles

Jun 11, 2021 at 9:54am

I'm very sensitive to noise, I don't like the summer heat & I burn in about 30 seconds. I also have clinical depression. I'm not saying you do. But when my depression is particularly bad, I'm even *more* sensitive to noise, heat & UV rays. So I have an ancient portable air conditioner. It rattles and shakes. It doubles as a cooler downer and a white noise machine. I wait until after sundown to take my dog walking. It's cooler, no risk of sunburn (yay!) & much quieter. It's less overwhelming. I also wait til the evening to do grocery shopping or other errands. Do what you need to do to take care of *you*. If you need to lie low during the day & be more productive in the evening, do that. Oh I know it sounds strange but I wish I could give you a hug, because I so empathize with what you're saying. So ((hugs)) from across the satellites, op. Autumn will come & things will get better.

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@Anon

Jun 11, 2021 at 12:46pm

“Something is wrong with the sun”

For some reason I love this take.

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I...

Jun 11, 2021 at 1:23pm

... wanted to move away but like you I stayed for my family and now in my late 30s I've become physically disabled and have a great deal of difficulty walking. I didn't realize how much I took for granted something like being able to go for a walk and get some milk. And now I'm just a burden to my family. It's getting tiring hearing the doctor say gee it's sort of a mystery what's wrong with you.

As to the Sun well it's sort of a vicious cycle because you do need some sun exposure to be healthy I think that's fairly well agreed upon and if you don't get it you'll feel bad and sometimes that'll cause depression which will cause one to avoid the Sun. I agree about noise the city is now impossibly noisy. I have the window open now cuz it's summer and this morning at like I think it was 2:45 I presumed it must have been six because of the amount of noise it's really bad now and it's only going to get worse

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Anonymous

Jun 11, 2021 at 2:40pm

So glad I'm not the only one.

I am not a fan of summer in the city. The blinding sun, traffic seems noisier , more construction equals dustier streets, the hoards of people crowding in parks/beaches...nah uh. Take me to the middle of no where please.

I love the early mornings in the city. No one is out, I can hear the birds and the sun is out by 5 am but still cool out. Bliss !

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Pippa

Jun 11, 2021 at 5:40pm

I so relate to this post.I dread the heat,noise and crowds of summer.I become vampiric,isolating during the day as much as I can.I endure summer but I wish I could flee the city and return in the fall.When it starts getting cooler and the days shorter,I'm so happy.Also,as strange as this sounds,many people experience greater depression in the summer.There's this weird pressure to "have a great" summer.When it's over,people ask "did you have a good summer?" I've never understood this.No one ever asks "did you have a good winter??? I'm comforted knowing there are people out there who loathe summer.

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Seasonal affective disorder

Jun 12, 2021 at 1:03am

You can get it in the summer too, although it's more common in the winter. I used to love the sun/heat, but as I get older I hate it more and more. I'm surprised how many people relate, though. Makes me feel less of a freak!

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Pippa

Jun 12, 2021 at 9:50am

@seasonal affective disorder
It makes me feel less of a freak too!!! When I tell people I experience greater depression in the summer,they look at me like I'm an alien.We should start a club for those who hate summer.

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What has the sun

Jun 13, 2021 at 2:01am

got to do with the city? Try going to the interior, the sun is relentless there.

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