Thursday, June 21, 2007


Maybe it was the enchanting perfume wafting across Watchung Avenue from a linden tree in full bloom.

Maybe it was the sheer bulk of the City Council agenda.

Something ineffable has interfered with my ability to blog today, so I am declaring it a mental holiday.

If you want to be similarly transported out of quotidien concerns, stand under the linden trees in front of Plainfield High School or at the bus stop near the Salvation Army and inhale. This is a far preferable method to boggling one's mind with the volume of council decisions.

Wait, I just figured it out - it's the summer solstice!

Throughout antiquity and even today, this day calls for a break in the daily routine to make time for revelry and celebration of nature. Indulge yourself!

--Bernice Paglia


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