The weather remains unusually cold. I saw ice on the beach this morning. During this time I’ve gained a deep appreciation for my friend Sylvia. She is stylish black with a chrome grill. Tall and slim. Strong but elegant.
She hums happily as she does her work sharing heat with me. When I press a button she does a little dance swaying back and forth as she spreads her warmth around. In the morning I ask her to work while I lazily stayed in bed. When I return from being away she immediately goes to work warming my home and lets me hover around her without complaining that I have invaded her space. And she can sense when I have gotten warm and she stops her job until more heat is needed. She is truly a charming trustworthy friend. When I leave Heceta I’ll give her a vacation. She will have deserved it.