nounMy own definition: the balancing point between dark and light.
the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French equinoxe or Latin aequinoctium, from aequi- 'equal' + nox, noct- 'night.'
Since it's spring, the balance now tips in favor of light after today. Tomorrow a little more light will shine, then the next day a little more, and so on, till the summer solstice. Just what I've been waiting for.
What did the light bring me today?
• an electrician, who installed new outlets and a ceiling lamp in the living room—You see? It's true; light cleaveth to light!
• a reconnection with The Guppy, and a copy of her travel itinerary to Europe
• touching, smelling, and looking at books bound in beautiful olive wood
• Rob bringing me home the latest issue of this
• this community ed tip-off
• receiving a warm visit from my angelic Blogger Ward visiting teachers and excellent huggers, compulsive writer and b.
• decadent delectables from Kneaders delivered like revelation by aforementioned angels, with the solemn admonition to "eat and be merry"
• another surprise love visit, this time from The Coach, and a walk with her in the late afternoon sunshine
• finding this in the grass:
• making a great joke about Renaissance Man and Middle Age Woman (sorry, you had to be there)
• Rob getting my jokes even if nobody else does (see above)
• figuring out how to fix a computer problem
• talking with Gigi's new nursing home roommate
• the spotlight moon, hanging above the mountains and shining-singing into Gigi and Donna's room
• making a late-night trip to the OPL and checking out almost more books than I could carry
• a well-stocked vegetarian cookbook selection
• hydrogen peroxide