Yesterday was the Summer Solstice. Here in Britain the weather marked the occassion by soaking the assorted new agers, Druids and general mystics who turned up to celebrate at Stonehenge. The newspapers in turn celebrated the god of cliche by saying that their spirit was undaunted by the weather. Whatever, it was good to see so many people turning out. The Summer Solstice shouts out to be marked in the calendar by some kind of festival. The days have now got as long as they are going to get and will start getting shorter, reminding us to enjoy the summer while it is still here.
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