Saturday, June 21, 2008

Here goes the sun...

A life-long sun worshiper, the 21st of June used to be MY day. I never celebrated birth- or nameday, but the unending torrents of light made me sing.

How is it now that I observe this date not as the triumph of light but as the beginning of its gradual dwindling and decadence?

I have grown old.


Anonymous said...

Come on now...

...even if it's leaving...


Anonymous said...

Here u go again...

U take care of your health,u will live to age 90+...
Probably to 93 or 95.

So,u will enjoy many more summer solstices.

Also sprach...Harry.

doodler said...


thanks for the song and the painting (my mail to you was rejected by the daemon, because it had "permanent fatal errors...").


I hope you're right!

athanasia said...


The kinder we, to give them thanks for nothing.
Our sport shall be to take what they mistake:
And what poor duty cannot do, noble respect
Takes it in might, not merit.
Where I have come, great clerks have purposed
To greet me with premeditated welcomes;
Where I have seen them shiver and look pale,
Make periods in the midst of sentences,
Throttle their practised accent in their fears
And in conclusion dumbly have broke off,
Not paying me a welcome. Trust me, sweet,
Out of this silence yet I pick'd a welcome;
And in the modesty of fearful duty
I read as much as from the rattling tongue
Of saucy and audacious eloquence.
Love, therefore, and tongue-tied simplicity
In least speak most, to my capacity."

[A midsummer night's dream, Act V, Scene 1]


aggelos-x-aggelos said...


I came to give you my wishes for your favorite day of the year!

doodler said...

Thanks aggelos. Athanasia I am dumbfounded!

Anonymous said...

well, looking at emails from childhood schoolmates in my inbox (and reading they have been making families and serious careers), i say the same, ''i have grown old'' (and im 28)

the last day in my high school a friend was observing ''now we are 18, soon 40... we have grown old''


Anonymous said...

U bet...