20 March 2008

Equinox

e•qui•nox
noun
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.'
My own definition: the balancing point between dark and light.

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

12 comments:

b. said...

Seeing the transformation of the room on the left was fantastic. Seeing and Squeezing you was the LIGHT of my day!

Geo said...

I have a revised southern granny joke for you, b. (My Gram always killed herself laughing at this one.) It's a written puzzle, so [ahem] TRY to figure it out.

M R ANGELS

M R NOT ANGELS

O S M R C M WANGS

L I B M R ANGELS

Becca said...

i love your sensitivity to light and dark in all senses. love that four-leafed clover too.

Nigel said...

My foggy memory seems to recall Rob wanted to do a broadside of MR Angels. True? A friends e-mail handle is mr dux.

Nigel said...

oh-oh-oh, my word verification on that last comment included an MR, mrlab, to be precise...

Geo said...

BECCA. I always was good at finding four-leaf clovers! This one would have been tough to miss though. I hope you're finding some good luck too.

NIGEL. Your memory's better than mine, but I bet you're right.

Hey, you painted any wangs lately?

The Mohrs said...

Yeah!!! I'm so glad you saw my email!!! Now we sure CAN keep in touch. This blogging thing is crazy. I'm a newbie so bare with me. I sure love ya guys!!!!

b. said...

S M R!!

U 8 M?

B C D G O.....G O S N ANGEL 2.

Azúcar said...

Oh happy day!

Lois said...

I love the four leaf clover!

The other day I found a row of Peeps on our lawn. Easter egg hunt a little early? Did they escape from the box? Does anyone actually eat those?

Lois said...

Yeah, what was with that crazy moon? I couldn't stop looking at it.

I'll have to get some good vegetarian recipes from you.

Geo said...

MAMA MOHR. I feel so privileged to have a bonafide rockstar with a pocket change sugar daddy visiting my blog! I love you, woman!

B.—

L-O

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(XO)

AZUCAR. You got that right.

LOIS. Save them for Sunday and put them in your microwave and make them joust. Look it up online; it's a real sport: Peep-Jousting.

I checked out this great book called Vegan Lunchbox that appears to have some really excellent ideas, and easy ones too. And seemingly cheap. Check, check, check.