by Essie Lang
I can't believe it's June already but it must be. The calendar says so. And, the sunny, hot weather has arrived and after out long winter, it's not a minute too soon. Although, if it had waited any longer, it would have missed out.
As we creep up to the summer equinox and the first day of summer, I'm reminded of what my dad used to say -- it's all downhill from there. He meant, each day would be getting shorter until we hit the winter equinox in December. That was his saying, every single year.
Now, his sister, my aunt Edie chooses to start counting from that December date, enjoying the days that grow longer until we're back in June.
Neither one could see the other side of it, or at least wouldn't acknowledge the fact.
Sort of my dad seeing the glass half-empty and Edie seeing it half-full.
I'm trying to be more like Edie. I love the longer hours of daylight, especially with traveling over to the castle on the boat, six days a week. I also love longer hours to sit on the top deck of my houseboat. But I have to admit, those longer, darker evenings can be awfully cozy, especially if you have that right someone beside you.
What about you? Half full or half empty?
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