Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Long Light

Entry for 30 May 2007:

Yesterday (29 May) we reached 17 hours of daylight. The sun now rises at quarter to five in the morning and sets at quarter to 10 in the evening. When I get up, the day is already hours old. In the evening, I sit in our living room, near the big bay windows, and work, waiting for the night to finally come. I remember how special it was growing up in California when the midsummer sun didn’t set until 8:30, and then, moving to Toledo, how amazing it was to see the sun setting at bit after 9 in June. But here, in Scotland, the light at this time of year is longer still and the night is very short. Mostly, I love this, but sometimes, I miss the Moon.

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