I don’t think what it is about Summer illnesses, although I think that they’re far more offensive than Wintertide sickness ever is, however something about laying in bed, hearing people outdoors having a fine time, seeing the sun pouring endlessly through the windows, and being unable to find a comfortable warmth despite the unending heat is pretty frightening to me, I suppose. I’ve observed over the past several years that I seem to endure at least a single dire Summer illness every single summer, but it’s consistently been a true mystery to myself and others how things get so exhausting when the times are so good. It was only recently that I realized an unfortunate truth – the measures that normally keep myself and others comfortable in the Summer also make myself and others seriously ill. I’m speaking, of course, of air conditioning. You see, it became clear that every time I fall sick it’s during the hottest and most humid week of the summer. I started to think that the moist and hot air outdoors was causing these respiratory upsets, until the day that our air conditioner failed; During those ungodly boiling hours, our illness cleared up and I was able to breathe better than I had in weeks! Suddenly it dawned on myself and others that every time I spend several hours in artificially cool indoor air, our ability to breathe severely decreases. I started to ponder what pitfall effect air conditioning could possibly have on our breathing quality, and came to the sudden conclusion that dry, cool air entirely has deleterious effects over time. I did a little research and sure enough, there is a well known connection between abundant AC and sinus infections. Now I have to decide between indoor comfort and effortless breathing all Summer long.