Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Santa Ana winds

I despise Santa Ana Winds!
high heat & low humidity, is a recipe for disaster!
Even in literature is documented,
and old Mexicans living in SoCal call it Diablo Wind,
the wind of the devil!
"There was a desert wind blowing that night.

It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas
that come down through the mountain passes and
curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch.
On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight.
Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife
and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen."
—Raymond Chandler, "Red Wind"
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