Friday June 15th 2012 Tim
Just as well some of us are alert
and present in the world. It came as a small voice, which I
ignored at first because being incorrect is something I respond badly
to. My first instinct was to continue regardless, glare at the
obvious, a little foot stamping at the right moment, followed by
incoherent explanation of why I am right. But grudgingly, I'll
agree that this year the Summer Solstice does fall on the Twentieth of
June which is a Wednesday, not a Thursday.
I guess it's the word 'solstice'
which fills me with a sense of it as belonging to some nut eating pomposity
that causes me to shrink into a deep cynicism and sneering. I hate
writing the word 'solstice' down, about as much as I hate the word 'pearls.'
It shakes that part of me that dislikes hats, horse races, boxing, the
goatee and Shakespearean Actors. Which is why I prefer 'The Twenty
First of June' or the 'Twenty First of December.' And I'll agree this
still sounds like yet one more excuse for ineptitude and a fear of real
things, but I would point out I am merely following the footsteps of
Priests, Republicans, Democrats and those scientists who have television