Thursday, June 21, 2018
It's a sign
Solstice arrived at 3:07am -- at least in my time zone, Pacific Daylight Time. This makes it official: summer is well and truly here.
Celebrations vary, depending on your beliefs. Of course, for many, it's just another day.
This year there's at least one group who believes this solstice marks the coming of the Rapture, the return of Christ to take believers up and into the heavens. They've determined this using various numbers -- mostly the number of days since various persons died: the religious leader Billy Graham died (120 days), Stephen Hawking (99 days), even Christopher Hitchens (6 years, 6 months, 6 days).
Despite all their tallying of numbers, I'm not holding my breath. Because, really, who can say what any particular day may bring?
But just in case, I'll be set. And at least I'll have sweet-smelling sheets.