Being born on the Equinox, September 23rd, has always been an interesting conversation piece. The truth is, I am obsessed with 'balance' so maybe the Equinox is relevant.
But I am also very conflicted on the First Day of Fall.
I love the long days of summer, the warm weather and great Sunsets, and the opportunity to barbecue everyday of the week. I wish we would at least extend DST all year round in California. I only makes sense in the Golden State to let the Golden Light of Sunshine fall on the Sunshine State as long as possible.
The only thing that makes the End of Summer bearable is the start of football season. Not that I just want to sit around to watch football, but if I am going to have sit around a lot, which is what happens on the Left Coast when Daylight Savings Time ends, then I might as well watch football.
I enjoy the sense of community around the local high school games, the crowd noise from the stadiums, the smell of parking lot tailgate parties and of course the fun of watching the clumsy and discordant halftime marching bands lead by flag girls that probably never drop their flags in practice.
So I am conflicted on my birthday....always have been. As much as I hate losing the daylight, I do look forward to the changing of the Season. You know, from 92 degrees everyday to 72 degrees. Time to break out the long sleeve t-shirts!
Oh well, time passes on. I heard Christmas music in some store the other day...