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James Carroll

Sweet summer solstice balances life's bitterness

By James Carroll
June 12, 2006

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THIS IS THE week toward which the year has been straining. The fullness of light transforms awareness. Each day prolongs itself. Time is reinvented, as the present tense comes into its culmination. Approaching next week's summer solstice, Earth seems to slow in its turning. The sun loiters. Evening slides luxuriously into night, which reliably cuts itself short with dawn. All ... (Full article: 752 words)

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