MCM: Good day solstice!

by Rebecca A. Watson on June 21, 2010

in change, holidays, movie clip Monday, Solstice, time

It’s a special day at Sunny Sanguinity. It’s the frickin’ summer solstice! As a kid, I thought “the longest day of the year” meant that there were actually more minutes in this particular day.

And while I like to think time is quite easy to manipulate, the solstice is more about the amount of light in a day. This day for half the world, we will see the most sunlight.

My dad said something that resonated with me: “If you could put the solstice off for a few weeks, that would be great.” I was feeling the same way. I don’t want less sun after today. I want it to keep getting sunnier!

But then it dawned on (the somewhat egocentric) me. Half the world is experiencing their winter solstice. I wouldn’t wish a moment more of darkness for them, so why would I wish for more light for me?

Cycles of life and light are good and natural. Without them, we would atrophy. So I welcome the summer solstice (right down to the sunset), the longest day of the year, without any reservations.

muggy sunset 2

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Beth Reed June 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I’m with you Chica.

Though I sulked all evening. It stormed and robbed me of my extra hours of sunlight. *sulks*

One day I’ll grow up. Just not today.

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Ms. Becca June 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Growing up is over-rated. And I don’t blame you one bit 😉

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