Just a few short hours away from reaching the goal we set 4+ weeks ago.
Maybe it’s just me, but somehow it seems like the countdown means a whole lot more this year. The idea of having more daylight, complete with earlier sunrises and later sunsets, always seems a welcome thing. But now, it’s more like something we’re holding onto pretty tightly – maybe even for dear life – as we look to celebrate whatever little victories we can find.
And I’m hopeful that the imminent changes to the earth’s rotation will foster similar changes in our lives. (Not getting philosophical here, my friends. Instead, just hoping that we’ll soon be able to turn the page. And I have to believe you guys are ready for
So, just one day away. In fact, and as above, it’s really only a matter of hours. At least here in the Northern Hemisphere, at 502 EST on Monday, 21 December, the sun will appear at its most southerly position, directly overhead at the faraway Tropic of Capricorn. (Think of that as the southernmost latitude where the Sun can be seen
directly overhead. And that’ll be our solstice.)
And the best part about that?…We got to this point together.
Yes, that’s a little “rah-rah” even for me, but I’m suddenly feeling like a tired runner in a long-distance race, knowing only one thing: That he is going to finish.
You know, Elton John may have said/sang, “All I ever needed was the one.” (And I’d say it was pretty pivotal, as it probably helped get him knighted!) But if I may amend that slightly, all a rapidly-aging windmill chaser like me needs is you guys. (-: I won’t forget our adventures together, and I want to sincerely thank each of you for giving up your time to share some of it with me.
Lastly, I hope you will join me back here on Monday, 21 December for a brief celebratory wrap-up post.
Hope to see you then.
“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy
you will have.” – Norman Vincent Peale