For the past week or so the weather has been amazing. It's summer in the best possible way; lots of sunlight and temperatures around 19-22°C (66-72°F). As with Danish summer, there's a good possibility this is all the summer weather we will get this year. The following months might be cloudy/rainy with temperatures around 15°C (59°F). There's no way of knowing.
I try to enjoy this weather as much as possible but I am also me. I will stay in my apartment all day if I have a choice. I like it outside but I don't like going outside. These days I have my balcony and I try to use it, but living on the 6th floor means I have an irrational fear of falling when I'm out there. I don't want to be too far from the open door in case something happens. It's silly and I know it. Well, it's a pretty natural human reaction to heights but it seems I don't have the same ability to override this reaction as other people do.
I'm taking it one day at a time and hopefully I'll be able to use it more and more because it is a very nice place to be outside without really leaving my apartment.
Be your own Sun
It had taken her months to design and create her outfit for the big night. Countless hours had been spent drawing, thinking, rethinking, and prototyping. The result wasn't perfect (there was a limit to her skills) but it was incredibly impressive nonetheless. She had hunted down the most suitable fabrics and searched far and wide for the right electronic components. It had been a process that required her to push her skills to the limit and then a little further. Experiments had been made. Kicks of adrenaline had been had when things succeeded and feelings of disappointment had almost made her quit more than a few times. But today was the day and she was here with her outfit.
During the evening her clothes went through stages of evolution. She arrived in a suit and left in a gown worthy of the haute couture catwalk. Her outfit told a story and few might have put it all together but they were still affected on a subconscious level. Over the few hours of the event, her outfit went through approximations of the different stages in the life of the universe; starting out with a Big Bang and ending in thermodynamic equilibrium. Each stage was triggered by intricate mechanisms that were carefully planned and rehearsed. The whole thing was rigged with LEDs and sensors that reacted to the surroundings. Those who kept an eye on her got a show like no other.
She left the evening feeling incredibly happy about her achievement. After this, she could do anything.