Sunday, June 21, 2009

long day for dad

Today is the country’s summer solstice! If in any case you do not know what I am talking about, I will tell you. It is the time of the year that the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most inclined toward or away from the Sun, causing its position in the sky to reach its northernmost or southernmost extremities. In the Philippines, obviously, we are all tilted towards the great star. Sounds like a know-it-all, eh? Thanks to Uncle Wiki. Anyway, I know a thing or two about that astronomical event after having read Nick Joaquin’s short story, but I have a question: Why oh why does it land on Father’s day? I think I have an explanation; a most practical one at that.

It gives chance for every mother to use up what father has on this day, money and all. Hoppy Father’s Day to all—straight or not.

1 comment:

Seph said...

Happy Father's day to you too.