|moustique from Darbonne, Leogane, Haiti 2009|
Yes, I really did take a picture of a mosquito.
Moustiquaire: not to be confused with Musketeer or Mouseketeer
|pastel mosquito nets for sale in downtown Port-au-Prince|
I believe my choices in the US were black and standard tent green. Clearly someone here has recognized a real opportunity in a certain niche of the moustiquaire market.
Every night when I climb under my mosquito net tent, I give thanks. And then sometimes I think, "Where is the cupholder in this thing?" Ice water is a must in the heat. Some enterprising soul with extraordinary engineering and sewing skills will certainly figure out a way to put in a water bottle pocket without ripping it. Think of the possibilities.
Which I have been doing.
If I'm back here next year, I may have to see about sewing myself a mosquito net poncho or hoodie so I can go outside at night to enjoy the breeze and the stars without getting eaten alive. It can be so beautiful at night. When there is no power on a clear night, you can see the satellites.
|Ben's Eau de Moustique, my perfume of preference|
Now that they make pastel nets, just think, I might have to make sartorial decisions. Or, as with my mosquito net, I could just go with a basic black. Add a strand of pearls along with my Eau de Moustique, and I'll be all set for a night out.