The Way I See It
What I never really thought about was .... what exactly does solstice mean?
Referring to Merriam- Webster dictionary via the internet... solstice is from the Latin solstitium means sun (sol) stand (stit). The sun stands still.
It also means that the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. In the northern hemisphere, around June 20, summer begins. Winter begins around December 20.
All I know is that each year the days seem longer and hotter in our South Texas climes.
Surely it isn’t because I’m wimping out and can’t stand the heat.
Which brings me to this point. Why is it when you know you are going to be in the heat....say working in the yard, going to the beach or lake or attending a festival – you really don’t “feel” the full force of the heat.
But walking to and from our vehicles to our jobs, homes and errands...well, I think I just may melt one of these days. My body will just be absorbed into the hot concrete and all that will be left will be my clothes and shoes!
The way I see it, we all can find a way to keep cool. If nothing else by visiting our library, swimming pool, restaurants or businesses around town that offer air conditioning!
That’s the way I see it, let me know your view – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, Tx 78064.
SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at 830-281- 2341 or email@example.com