Friday, December 3, 2021

Friday Poem

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art & Environment

Ed Hessler

Good morning from the Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN on December 3, 2021.

After 337 days, 485,280 minutes, 92.33% of 2021 has passed. Today the sun rises at 7:33 am and it slips below the western horizon at 4:31 pm, giving us 8h 58m 35s of sunlight. 

Quote. "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." -- Henry Miller 

This is the month of the start of two winter seasons, December 1 or meteorological winter and the winter solstice which occurs this year on December 21. It marks the 24-hour period with the fewest daylight hours of the year. And here the difference between the two is explained. The website 538 conducted a "very unscientific poll when each season starts" and you may want to take a look to see where people stood. The sample was of readers who decided to answer (2,742). Nature of course pays no attention and mark the seasons in many ways.

I celebrate both these winter beginnings with Vivaldi's Four Seasons:Winter and Scala's lovely interpretation of The Mama and the Poppa's California Dreaming.

For Foodimentary, it is National Peppermint Latte Day with a mouthwatering image, 5 facts and some food history.

Today's poem is by Kenneth Rexroth.

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