June is gone for this year. Next year she is due to return. The Earth keeps turning, which is gives us the opportunity, at least as a species, to look ahead and consider the record of the past.
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I know what it is like to kick the earth, or at least a piece of wood. I thought my toe would never recover. I looked around, of course, for someone to blame and there were two dogs pulling on the lead. I bit my tongue in the metaphoric sense, and kept walking.
The reference of the title is to the lyrics in the song by Redgum, “I was only 19”:
Life is transient and apparently effervescent. As humans, like other animals, we well designed for lfe practicalities. Dexter and Hannah do not worry about such things. They just live their lives.
It is easy just to quote from Wikipedia:
The title of the song is a Bible reference, paraphrasing Ecclesiastes:
Both Dexter and Hannah are as right as the rain now falling, but for April and May the photo record of their jaunts (or walks) have not been realized, although photos were taken. The fact is there are too many photos.
I will just repeat this for the record. What do you think?
Brian Friesen, via Facebook:
The rain keeps falling. As they say it is weather for ducks,and because the creek was flooding we took a walk up to the dam.We had a storm on Wednesday, but with luck and the information that is now readily to hand, we got home before it occurred.
“Global Warming, will Increase Rainfall” was the heading for John Abraham’s article in The Guardian. He reminded me, at least:
The world keeps on turning. That part of the system is pretty constant. Natural systems almost invite variation, and that would be equally true for embedded
sub-systems whether they are human or canine bodies for instance. Still if there were usual variation in the in the rotation of the Earth or its axis, such a change would not escape instant attention.
Different dates are given for the beginning of Autumn. The Bureau of Meteorology reported for Sydney:
With the backlog of days, the photos build up. Eventually, I have got around to doing something about them.
At some point at the road of an individual’s life unfurls, there is the realization that the planning horizon has closed in. That may be a very selfish moment, or the culmination of long term selfishness. Other people may inherit a world that will sustain their lives and fulfil their humanity, but that beggars belief and probability given dominant political and economic agendas.