Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Equal parts darkness and light

Today is the Autumnal Equinox. That's where the tilt of the earth's axis is at an angle so perfect in its symmetry that one half of the world is filled with light, while the other half will be shuttered in darkness. The earth normally leans away from or towards the sun. But not today. Today the earth stands upright and neutral, neither leftist or right-wing in its tendencies. Everything in equal shares.

In honor of this annual phenomenon, which gives inspiration for a story where the equinox figures prominently, I give you Death Cab for Cutie:

Goodbye Summer, hello Fall!


Judy Croome said...

Gosh, is it that time of the year already? So for us it's officially goodbye winter halllooo Spring. No wonder the moon is looking so gorgeous tonight. And the neighbours tom cat is walking around yowling and yowling...!

Pamala Knight said...

Hi Judy!

Sorry about the loud kitty. I'm sure that's annoying. They say that the moon will be at it's brightest/most full at around 4am in the morning.

I'll have to nip out to NASA's website to check for photos. I'm not sure when the next Harvest Moon occurs so close to the equinox. Should be gorgeous, though.