Tuesday 21 June 2011


In case you didn't know, today is the big day of the year, highly venerated since ancient times. In stone temples of yore, like Stonehenge and Ales Stenar (the Swedish counterpart; "Yes!", we have them here too) the very minute of the solstice was being carefully registered and ancient rites, long since forgotten, executed by high priests of venerable faith. Today, there would have been big disappointment in the crowd awaiting the event, if the monuments had been kept standing unaffected by the ages and the druids of yore still practicing. 

No sun is visible from my balcony as I am writing this. Instead, a terrible and sudden thunderstorm spoiled the magic of this yearly summer festivity, complete with flashes, thunder and even hailing. It is as if the weather gods did not agree with the way Europe is managing its affairs at the moment. European Council, "Beware!", best you get your house in order!

The sun is back! There is still hope for the druids, if not for European Affairs!