Spring (vernal) Equinox

And still, another spring has come!

According to the calendar, though, it appears to have arrived earlier than past years. This is because our preference for counting time in terms of days and nights — and in some corners of the world even moons — puts us ever so slightly at odds with the rest of the universe and our own tiny cosmos whose center is the sun. Accordingly, once every four years we add a day — namely, February 29th — to the calendar that does not exist during the other years and call the modified year, Leap Year. No matter the name, whose origin I have some trouble explaining, it is important that we all agree and are able to adjust, what suits us best, to rest of the universe.

So, Happy Spring!

In liberty,

Roddy A. Stegemann