Thursday, December 20, 2012

756. Solstice

Thursday, and possibly the world if pop culture has it right, comes to an end.

Finished the Yarmuth mailing and, with Michael, delivered it to the Post Office. Then had a pleasant meal at North End where neither of us apparently thought enough of it to "check-in" with the other.

Tomorrow is one of my favorite days, the Winter Solstice, the feasts of Saturnalia and Yuletide, and in Wales Lá an Dreoilín. It has been borrowed by Christians to celebrate the birth of Christ and is a common marker for a new year. On some calendars it is Midwinter or even the mid-year, especially for students.

The shortest day, the longest night.

So, celebrate and enjoy - here's to Best Wishes for Earth's next journey around the Sun. AMEN.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Never married, liberal Democrat, born in 1960, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries. You are welcome to ride with me sometime.