[lbo-talk] merry solstice

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Thu Dec 22 11:31:09 PST 2011

merry solstice Doug Henwood


The Darkest Day Of The Year Alex Balk | December 21, 2011

Tomorrow will be the darkest day of the year, but that is just a planetary distinction, as "it's the shortest amount of time between sunrise and sunset. This is caused by the Earth's relation to the sun, as well as the angle of the Earth's tilt." Really, the darkest day of the year is the day you wake up in the morning and realize that life's crushing meaninglessness has so insinuated itself into your very being that even the awareness of the mundane brutalities which characterize the empty actions that occur continuously as you're putting one foot in front of the other is no longer enough to register on the scale of existential despair that at least once provided you with the minuscule comfort of knowing that you were still able to feel something, even if it was a mix of heart-searing sadness and a somewhat more intense misery at the realization of just how negligible your own emotions actually were, to you or anyone else. Coincidentally, THAT day is also tomorrow, but in addition it is every day after for the remainder of your time on Earth. Dress warm. [Via]

^^^^^^^ CB: Oh blues. Reminds of this song

"Good Morning Heartache"

Good morning heartache You old gloomy sight Good morning heartache Thought we said goodbye last night I turned and tossed until it seems you heve gone But here you are with the dawn Wish I forget you, but you're here to stay It seems I met you When my love went away Now everyday I stop I'm saying to you Good morning heartache what's new

Stop haunting me now Can't shake you nohow Just leave me alone I've got those Monday blues Straight to Sunday blues Good morning heartache Here we go again Good morning heartache You're the one Who knows me well Might as well get use to you hanging around Good morning heartache Sit down

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