Is the day half full (of light) or half empty?
They say it depends on your disposition. Do you tend to see the positive or the negative? The realist will pay only scant attention to the state of the situation, a snapshot in time. The real question is: In which direction is the quantity headed? In the case of the glass half full or half empty, is it filling or is it draining?
For the Equinox we know the answer. In the fall, the days are getting shorter. In the spring they get longer*. For our global civilization of humanity one might ask: Are we getting more civilized or less? Is life getting better for more and more people or is it getting worse?
In my view the world of man is at an Equinox right now. Can we tell if this is spring or fall? You can probably guess my choice if you have been reading many of my past postings.
Nevertheless, enjoy the fading days. If your area experiences the so-called "Indian summer", enjoy that last drop of warmth. If not, get hunkered down for winter. Predictions are that it will be a doozy in the midwest.
* Of course this only applies, metaphorically, for the northern hemisphere