Open Thread: Laps around the Sun

(by chris the cynic)

I couldn’t think of anything, so I’m grasping at the fact my birthday is in two days to give me a prompt.

Birthday’s are a type of anniversary.  Anniversaries are things that happen, more or less, when the earth is in the same position in its orbit as it was the first time.  It’s all about having made [integer] laps around the sun.

Um . . . yeah, that’s a crappy prompt.  Sorry.

[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]

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One thought on “Open Thread: Laps around the Sun

  1. christhecynic August 2, 2017 at 6:09 am

    My memory for such things is not the best, but I don’t think I’ve ever understood. Not really. Yes, if something is going to be annual then it makes sense to use the calendar which is designed with adherence to the solar year as the driving force behind it, but even so . . . A birthday is just another day. Christmas is just another day. [Insert day here] is just another day.

    Sure, on some things there’s a possibility that I might, maybe, get presents, but there’s really nothing special about the day. It’s exactly the same as all the days before and all the days after. Well, not exactly since the whole point of keeping time using the solar year is to match dates to seasons, but no [whatever] day ever really feels special to me.

    Even less so since I stopped really getting presents for things and therefore greedy self interest no longer made the day stand out.

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