The gentle wobble of our planet has tipped the northern hemisphere, for the four billionth time, down into the warm rays of the sun. Today is our longest day; tonight is our shortest night. Together, they make up June 21st: the first day of summer. This day matters. Despite the seemingly interminable nights and cold, dim days of winter we will always be tipped back into the sun. Isn't that what every human triumph is about, really? The power of light over darkness?
The sun will not set tonight until 8:59. Until that time, you can find me outside! I'll be pinching back the basil and reading a book. With no pants on.