Set for Solstice
Today’s Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere). How are you taking advantage of the extra hours of light this time of year? Do you like it, or do you already miss earlier sunsets?
All very well for you and your summer solstice – your late sunsets – your ho ho ho how’s everyone enjoying it. Well let me tell you, there’s another side to this. Another side to the world, in fact, where:
• it’s Sunday
• it’s overcast
• it’s cold
• it’s bloody miserable
• I’m bored
• winter is eating into my soul
• and I’m thoroughly unimpressed.
So if you’re looking for a chirpy post about sum-sum-summertime , you’re in for a big and nasty surprise.
Yes, I’m a grown woman with plenty of options, lots to do, the capacity for constructive thought and no excuse. But it’s WINTER! The fog of inertia has seeped into my brain like a grey scrim between me and excitement – me and enthusiasm – me and motivation. Me and the world, in fact.
But just you wait! When you’re up to your ears in snow and your knees in mud, I’ll be revelling in the ocean, sun on my back, water rippling on white sand, dolphins riding the waves…