Monday, December 21, 2009

Solstices, Equinoxes, and the seasons roll

Today is Winter solstice; the path of the sun from north to south comes to a stop before reversing itself. At least, that is what Google says. It means winter is officially here.

Actually, what is happening is that summer is on its way. The days start, minute by minute, to get longer until the Summer Solstice, when the days start to edge toward early darkness. The ancient astrologers and voodoo workers have us all confused. I am more than happy to believe in the established rituals that welcome in the seasons, the Equinoxes that announce Spring in March and Fall in September. But I would like to put a happy face on it.

So, today. know that spring is on its way; forget the reality of the cold, the snow, the ice, the gloom. I want it both ways and I can make it happen with a tap on my keyboard.

We make our own climate. Today, at precisely 17 hour ( 5:00 p.m.) and 47 seconds we start moving toward spring.

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