March 11th, 2002

amsterdam

Summer in a Can

I went for two heliotherapy sessions this weekend in preparation for the amount of sun I will be exposed to come Wednesday. Say what you will about going to a tanning salon, I love it. Lying naked in a warm cocoon of light with a soft humming sound surrounding you. A 20 Minute nap inside feels like 12 hours. And mentally, it does me wonders. The fake sun tricks my body out of any sort of seasonal blues I might have had. I should have started this earlier in the season. I feel like a million bucks.

I did get a little pink around the edges on Sunday, and I'll say the oddest thing about having a sunburn in the winter is being hot and cold at the same time. I had to take a coldish shower, but had to wear two sweatshirts over my towel after I got out. My body is warm, but the wind is cold...it's very confusing.
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