Thursday, March 20, 2008


If you live in New England, it doesn't look much like Spring. It's gray... windy... meh. That's exactly the word for it... meh.

BUT today is supposed to be the day that you can balance a raw egg on it's end. It is claimed that because today is the Vernal Equinox (literally meaning Equal Night) that due to the sun's equidistant position between the poles of the earth on the first day of spring, special gravitational forces apply. You see, as the tilt of the earth's axis changes throughout the year, lengthening or shortening the days according to season and hemisphere, there are two times annually when day and night are equal in length. And on those days, everything balances differently (maybe that's why I did so well in yoga this morning!)

Unfortunately, there is no scientific information to back this up. It's believed that the act of balancing an egg came from Chinese culture. The egg, in many cultures, is seen as new life... it signifies rebirth, fertility... spring!

So, just for the hell of it, I thought I'd balance an egg! Celebrate spring! And show off my mad egg balancing skills. And I decided to do it on the windowsill to show the icky gray intro we are having to spring (aka, mud season) in New England.

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