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Let the sun shine.

Post by Brian O'Neill on June 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
June 6, 2010 5:48 pm

On Saturday, it was easy to see how certain ancient civilizations, not to mention college kids on spring break, might choose to worship the sun.

It may be a stretch, but for those of us starving for U.V.’s, a warm and sunny Saturday may serve as a reminder that seasons, like rough times in our own lives, have an expiration date.

From that perspective, a day of beautiful weather following weeks and more of rain might be a fitting analogy for the day when some of our own troubles might ease up. Oil gushing into pristine Gulf waters. Stock prices free falling on Wall Street. American troops deploying to Middle Eastern war zones. To name a few.

Unlike the weather, however, which is a result of a fluid atmosphere mixing in the rinse cycle of Earth’s rotational spin, our world’s problems have a more irrational (i.e. human) source.

One can only hope, like our Egyptian forebears who used the sun as a geometric measuring tool, a gigantic chronometer and a worshiped deity, there are those among us who take forbearance in the gift of a sunny day to continue the task of digging us out of our problems.

Now back to the rain, already in progress.

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