Anybody notice the world didn't end?
Autumn has ended however. Now each day gets a tad longer. This is actually my happiest celebration day because it represents the bottom. No where to go but up!
Unfortunately it is cloudy out this morning. The sun came out for a bit yesterday and I had hopes that we might have a clear morning in the Pacific Northwest today. When it is clear I drive out to a lookout point near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and watch the sunrise behind Mt. Rainier. From that vantage point the sun comes up directly behind the mountain and the brilliant rays of light form an incredibly beautiful aura around the mountain.When the sun peeks over the exact peak of the mountain it provides a brilliant crown to that majestic massif.
Alas, this morning cloudy skies. I have seen this phenomenon exactly three times in all the years I've been living here. So, rare and beautiful, makes it a valuable experience.
I hope this Solstice finds you all feeling better about the future. True it won't be the future we all grew up believing would come to pass. It is a future full of challenges to be sure. But as the days get longer here in the Northern Hemisphere, perhaps our perception of what the future could be will brighten as well. For my friends in the Southern Hemisphere, well you still have a number of months to enjoy longer days. Make the most of them.