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Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice

It's finally here! Happy Winter Solstice, everyone!

After tonight, the longest night of the year, the earth will begin its tilt back toward Sol and the days will lengthen instead of shorten.

Thank you, Jesus!

Had God not predestined me before He created the world to be one of the elect, I would be a druid. Not quite sure how I would handle the animal sacrifices, but I suppose I would work something out. I feel a deep connection to seasonal cycles. I wish work days could be shorter in winter and longer in summer. I'm not at my best in the cold dark.

I drink a toast every winter solstice to those who have taken The Long Step before me. I call it The Long Step because I have a theory about faster than light acceleration after death and time disappearing and...oh, it's long and complicated and possibly not terribly accurate, although I developed it after reading a book about string theory. Basically, it doesn't matter how long the step, we all get there at the same time.

Anyway, I drink my toast and say "hello, again" and "farewell 'til next year" and go to bed with the hope that tomorrow the sun will come up a minute earlier. So far, my hopes have been realized.

Make it a great day, everybody. Spring is now three months away!

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