Monday, June 21, 2010

Longest Day

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored Here in the Northern Hemisphere!"

I don't know about you, but I feel very blue on Summer Solstice. The light has reached its peak and now will dwindle again. First we must endure a long, hot summer. I'm 51, and I can tell you -- summer was not this hot in the 1970s.

My only consolation is that the sunshine returns to my friends in Australia and South Africa. They've been waiting for it. Friends, here She comes!


Vivienne Grainger said...

Finally, someone else who understands this day the way I do!

Yes, all you gleeful cavorting folk, this is the longest day of the year, and now they begin to get shorter! The Sun is waning! It's sad!

And, when all of you are in the dumps at Yule, Anne and I will be doing the Happy Dance, because we know the Sun's on His way back!

Or at least I will. Anne's mileage may vary.

Linda said...

My daughter and I were just discussing this yesterday. We are both very sad when the days start shortening again.


i dont remember it being this hot 10 years the 50's we ran around in our underwear every where but still..not this hot.

Aquila ka Hecate said...

..and I don't remember it ever being this cold at midWinter.
Thank ye kindly, Anne and the entire Northern Hemisphere - we'll have it back now.

Terri in Joburg

Celestite said...

I try not to think of it that way, but yeah, December does somehow creep into the day.

Maebius said...

Hmm, I never looked at it that way, but then again, I'm a child of twilight (the time, not the books!!) and actually look forward to summer for the warm weather and comfortable evenings to play outside.
The days may be growing shorter, slightly, but I love this next month or two more because of it.

Lee said...

We'll bounce the sun back in a couple of months :)