What goes around…

This is based on a reminiscence made at New Year’s Day 1984 and demonstrates that – as usual — “What goes around comes around….”
Picture, for a moment, your school days’ diagram of the earth orbiting the sun, and note that its path has no milestones, no square marked “Go” that signals the beginning of a new year.

It was humankind, not God, that divided the endless ellipse into months and years with beginnings and ends, to account for the apparent rebirth of the sun.
Even that is arbitrary.

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via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/sallie-satterthwaite/01-07-2014/what-goes-around

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