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In search of the Summer Angel

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This article contains material written on trips made in the months of February to May. However, the events are not represented in a chronological order, but as per the flow of the article.

May 26. No one – man or woman – feels an angel when the hot weather is approaching. This year when we were enjoying the coldest February (8 degrees C), the temperatures abruptly rose to 39C on the 27th of the same month. Such heat-waves are rather infamous in this coastal city, though, and are never welcomed.
Yet if you wander away from the urban desert – concreted and paved, harsh on the eyes, burning your soles, and ideal for heat-strokes, you will find the summer angel that Rudyard Kipling only briefly mentioned in the classic Plain Tales from the Hills.
I went in search of the angel this summer, and found that she really dwells everywhere in the subtleties of life. If you‘ve ever felt the calm and coolness provided by a tree in the corner of the street, or felt an ethereal breath of fresh air wh…