astronomical truths

[email subscribers–owl’s right claw hit the wrong button on Monday when editing this, and you got an incomplete draft sent to you on an astronomically un-important day.  Here  is the complete, illustrated  post for the solstice!]

Today, the earth bows as far as it can towards the sun.

How do you view the world?

Is it the first day of summer or the last long day, the pivot that precedes decline, the inevitable retreat into dark December?

Today is  a straightforward crosshatch in the earth’s wobbly pirouette, demanding neither faith nor persuasion.  It is an astronomical fact.   An undemanding event.  No eclipse, no rare hailstorm of ice singeing a slice of visible sky, no celestial alignment approached over multiple life times.  Annually the earth tilts forward, equalizes, tilts back, equalizes, and it will do so (most likely) every year of your brief life.

Go out.  Stand.  Face the sun.  Tilt forward.  The year will pass.  Stand upright.  Bend backwards, like grass, like a whole planet repeating, dipping, bowing, turning aside, tilting a-right,  never static and yet never deviating from its path,  half in, half out, of nuclear light.

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