June 21

It’s the Summer Solstice today, the longest day of the year, the beginning of summer and the exact opposite side of the year (which I think of as a circle with June at the top and Dec at the bottom) from my December 21st birthday. I like the solstices, natural events that the ancients (of all ethnicities) developed their calendars around and that were considered important, sacred, transitional events. I think of Stonehenge in England and Machu Picchu in Peru where you can see their sun dials and stone configurations that would be flooded with light only at the Solstices.

On another spectrum of data: I just heard today that Debbie Reynolds raised more than $19 million from the auction of her costume collection that I mentioned in my last blog. A Canadian consortium that has all of Marilyn Monroe’s estate and possessions bought her white “Seven Year Itch” dress (that was blown upwards when she stood on the subway vent) for many millions. When asked about her collection, Debbie said, “I never invested in Jewelry or homes. I just invested in costumes and bad marriages!” What a card!!

Happy Summer Solstice!

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