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Emily Grossman

Solstice

June 23, 2008 at 4:20 AM

Sitting outside at the coffee shop, she picked up the Friday paper and read, "At 3:59 this afternoon, the sun will reach its northernmost point above the celestial equator..." She looked at her watch.

3:58.

"This is it guys, look up."

Under mostly cloudy skies, they paused from their coffee and conversation to observe in silence. The sun unseen hung weightless in that special moment between up and down, then softly and surely began the descent toward winter.



From Keith Laurie
Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:48 AM
First day of winter...
From Stephen Brivati
Posted on June 23, 2008 at 4:56 AM
son of a ...

gun

From Tom Holzman
Posted on June 23, 2008 at 12:54 PM
At least the cold weather and snow won't be back for a week or two. Enjoy the short hiatus between winter and winter.
From Ray Randall
Posted on June 23, 2008 at 7:33 PM
Days get shorter here now. Boo hoo.
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on June 23, 2008 at 10:32 PM
The 22nd is the longest day of the year - therefore smack dab in the middle of summer. It's only the end of the first half. Two more quarters to go. Now get back in the game and fish one for the Gipper.
From Carol Cook
Posted on June 24, 2008 at 12:17 AM
High summer should be celebrated with brand new beer! Or newly stomped wine;>) Many fine long hot days lie ahead. The garden is leaping up out of the ground, the nest boxes and hives are full. Life is good.
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on June 24, 2008 at 1:57 AM
The fans can leave the stadium at half time, but the players have to stay. Right, Carol?
From Carol Cook
Posted on June 24, 2008 at 8:39 PM
The only way to leave this game is in a box/urn/the stomach of a shark...as long as you're in play, play yer arse off;>)

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