Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Happy Summer Solstice!

By dusk you can truly say, "That was the longest day."

1 comment:

Citizen H said...

I spent the day before my birthday in Keflavik, Iceland, about 120 NM south of the Arctic Circle last year. THAT was the longest day I'd seen. The sun dipped to the horizon at about 11 pm for three hours. No nightfall, just a thin twilight. After a couple of days of flying from Texas to Norway via Halifax and Iceland, my circadian rhythm was already well out of whack; I could at least trust darkness to give it something of a re-index to get a good night's sleep.

But the damned sun just wouldn't go down, and I couldn't sleep (or maybe that was the caffeine from the rum-n-cokes I drank in Reykjavik that evening). Long story short, I spent most of that night making shadow puppets on the wall and laughing drunkenly.