Besides one of my favorite TV shows, “Modern Family,” (http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family) returning to the tube, there’s something else even better happening tonight.
Yes, after too many weeks of too many hot, hot and hotter days. Fall arrives at 10:09 (central time) p.m. today, and it’s not a minute too soon.
As you may remember from school, the date of the autumn equinox corresponds toÂ sun’s crossing theÂ equator moving southward. It is also based on the dayÂ when night and day are nearly of the same length.
Hallelujah and amen, my brothers and sisters.
After I sat at a football game Saturday for my beloved Sooners (ou.edu), I was melting. As I momentarily allowed my mind to wander away from the game (actually I was delirious from the heat), I remembered my idea ofÂ football season–a time associated with sweaters, apples and cooler weather. But that was a fantasy, since we were using our programs to fan ourselves as we sat in shorts and flip-flops.
In some cultures, the arrival of fall is celebrated with certain rituals. Some groups light candles and affirm what they are grateful for and what they want released from their lives.
Well, I definitely can tell you. I am grateful for cooler temperatures, lower air conditioning bills and cute sweaters. I am happy to release 100-degree days, cars that burn you when you touch them and feeling miserable.
Happy Equinox to you one and all.