Liz and the Vernal Equinox

My friend Liz is the most organized and resourceful person I know: so organized she uses not only to plan each day of vacation, but to figure out where to go in the first place; so resourceful she harvests her own crocuses for saffron (meaning she’s probably really busy these days). But she can’t find her way around and, like me, would have no idea what to do if someone told her to head north.

So today is her day and though I wrote about the same thing last year it fascinates me so much I’m writing about it again. It’s the Vernal Equinox, and although day and night are not the same length today (that actually happened a few days ago, because of complicated reasons involving the earth’s atmosphere bending the sun’s rays), it’s one of only two days that the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west – everywhere in the world.

So Liz, take a walk today, keep your right shoulder to the sun, and maybe you’ll even find a restaurant on the way.

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