Wednesday, March 20, 2013

And the broom stood on end with the egg

 I am sure there are some meaningful lessons that can be drawn on this day of “balance” between light and darkness, (certainly no such thing spiritually), but I don’t want to go there right now. 

No, what I want to do is go to the kitchen and see if one of my farmland’s best eggs will live up to its mythological potential and stand on its end in celebration of the spring equinox.

At first I didn’t seem to have a balanced egg in the bunch that would cooperate, but after several attempts, I found the secret to success over at Bad Astronomy .

 Of course, one thing led to another and before I knew it, I succumbed to the temptation to stand the broom, even though it’s angled, mind you, on end also. There they stood in a kind of “and the dish ran away with the spoon,” sort of moment. I left them there, side by side, for my skeptical husband to find when he came in. 

Although this March day here in South Carolina isn’t particularly bursting with springiness, it is a far cry from the many dreary March days I spent in the Northeast. In fact, I take a moment to send encouragement to my friends there—friends still shoveling snow and gasping for sunshine. Today! All is equal—light and dark, and better news yet, tomorrow light gains its edge.

But all this talk of light and dark is stirring up ideas that I don’t want to explore right now, so I am simply going to suggest you hop on over to NOAA  and see a great satellite shot of this beautiful Earth at equinox.  And then go stand an egg!

Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent.

Bless the LORD, friends.


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