Happy Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year for those of us in the northern hemisphere. What will you do with those extra moments of sunlight?
In case you’re curious, here’s an in-depth explanation of this annual event. But, really, the “longest day” is often in the mind of the beholder, depending on circumstances. These events should also qualify:
- April 14, if you file your own taxes
- When your flight is delayed, then switched to a new aircraft, and you find yourself sandwiched between two people who are a) portly, b) eating something smelly, or c) both
- Waiting for the results of a medical test
- Waiting on line anywhere — grocery store, drugstore drive-through, bank
- Meeting your future in-laws for the first time
- Interview Day
- Giving a big presentation to new clients
- Waiting (and waiting) for a service call: cable, appliance installation, telephone
Fortunately, these are offset by the wonderful long days you hold in your memory: that July afternoon when you were a kid and stayed all day at the beach; the day you got engaged, the morning after you got a decent night’s sleep after your baby finally slept through the night, etc.