It's that time of the year again. Midsummer. Longest day, shortest night. Summer solstice, first day of summer.... People dressing up as what they think Druids might have looked like and ushering the down in at Stonehenge (incidentally, one of the reasons I first travelled to UK was to see Stonehenge. Nineteen years on, I still haven't made it.), Neo-Pagans dancing in the altogether on Glastonbury Tor.... Okay, maybe not that one.
But you see my point, I trust - it's a special time of the year. Two solstices, two equinoxes (or as some would have it, equinoces, or even equinoctes), four touchpoints in a calendar year that are all about balance. and balance, in my life philosophy, is what it's all about.
So having established that I see the summer solstice and its three little friends as pretty important, it would logically follow that I make the effort to do something to mark the occasion.
Well, I do. Of course I do. If I didn't, there'd be no point to the post, would there ?
Every solstice, every equinox, what I do is.....
.... change our toothbrushes.
Yep, you read it right. You know how the dentists and other dental care professionals say you ought to change your toothbrush every three months ? Well, I kept forgetting. There's generally too much going on in any given three months for me to give the toothbrushes any thought from one use to another - and it's only when they started getting too tatty for comfort that I would try and remember when I last changed them.....
.... And failed.
So now I do it on solstices and equinoxes. One of these comes around every three months, and there are scant chances of even someone as preoccupied as yours truly of forgetting them.
Mine's the pink one, btw.