The Longest Day

In case, dear reader, you have not read the post immediately preceding this one, June 21 is the longest day of the year. At least here in the western Hemisphere.

According to Wikipedia:

” … the sun’s motion seen by an earthbound observer caused by the revolution of the tilted axis which, keeping the same angle in space, is oriented toward or away from the Sun, is an observed diurnal increment (and lateral offset) of the elevation of the Sun for approximately six months and observed daily decrement for the remaining six months. At maximum or minimum elevation the relative motion at 90 degrees to the horizon stops and changes direction by 180 degrees. The maximum is the summer solstice and the minimum is the winter solstice.”

(Please, someone, explain to self what it is she just typed? She isn’t even sure that is English???)

Self swears, the following narrative is absolutely true:

    She had just decided, no Scotland for her, at least this year, instead she’ll go home to Manila. She had just called Dearest Mum with the news, and there was happiness, yes there was happiness, for niece G will be home this December, too.

    Then she saw the comment left by Adrian Lizares, who takes care of the old family home in Talisay: “It’s been a year since you came. Do come again.”

    “Yes,” self said right away. “I will come. December … “

Stay tuned.

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