Friday, June 21, 2013

summer solstice

Today is summer solstice. It marks the longest day of the entire year. It also marks the first day of summer (finally). But it also means that every day, starting tomorrow, the days get shorter and shorter by a few minutes. I'm really not sure how I feel about this... how can the first day of summer mark the shortening of our sunlit days and (secretly) the onset of winter?! The weather has been crazy and I feel like I've been waiting and waiting for summer to arrive here in Chicago. It's been cold and rainy with some days so hot that the air literally feels heavy and I get three shades darker from standing outside in the sun for 20 minutes (true story). Summer, to me, always means long long days where the sun doesn't leave us until very late in the evening and the nighttime breeze stays hot (unlike LA). But while I was waiting for summer to arrive, I didn't realize that the days were going to get shorter and the sun wouldn't stay out as long. I don't know why but it makes me so sad, maybe because winter was so long here this year. Where has the time gone? I think I might be crazy (along with sad and confused).

How did you spend your summer solstice? 

ps. be sure to catch the biggest full moon of the year this weekend (Saturday)

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