Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Time for the symbolic magic with the eggs

Spring arrives at 12:07 a.m., Universal Time (the former Greenwich Mean Time), on March 21 -- in the UK. In the U.S., it starts today. The New York Times says go ahead and celebrate, accompanying the invitation with a colorful bouquet of metaphors.
Whatever the date, go on and celebrate, for the vernal equinox is a momentous poem among moments, overspilling its borders like the swelling of sunlight it heralds.
One way to celebrate is to get some eggs and take advantage of the one day they say you can balance them on end. Of course, the magical propensity of eggs to stand up only on the equinox is pure myth -- but a myth with a nice symbolic resonance. Have fun.

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