Pieces of a Puzzle: a mild obsession with the song “Play Me” of Neil Diamond, #stilldark, a very strong emotional connection to some friends in Los Angeles (one particular , but thats another story ..) a remark of a teenage friend he could predict the sun would come up tomorrow and my instant resistance to it , wanting to state something like , do you have a clue how much work that is ? having a math/phil professor and a music teacher in my ancestor line (grandparents fathers side) possibly advising me from beyond…
Ok so after my friend made that remark about the sunrise every morning and looking up the ancient egypt mythology about the Sungod Ra and his nightly travel with the sun through the darkness and the land of the dead to revive his own self every night to rise again in the morning and reading #stilldark at 5AM in Los Angeles i was having the thought if there would be a day in the year where the sun would set here (Germany, Ratingen) and rise in LA at the exact same time. It got inspired by the lyrics of “Play Me” . .. She was morning and i was nighttime. (which would change to HE was morning in that case… but i dont want to bore you with too much background chitchat..)
I couldnt get that out of my mind and one afternoon i started looking up sunrise/sunset times for Los Angeles for that day and compared it with our times. There is time difference of 9 hours between LA and Germany , and the sunrise almost matched for my city sunset time. While doing all that checking i realized that we have a difference from around 30 minutes of sunset times upto the north of Germany… to make it short , i finally – so i thought – found out that on Dec. 20 the times would be exactly the same only a few kilometers away in Essen. I already wanted to blur that out into the world and was thinking what to do or maybe driving over a huge bridge to Essen at the exact time, but luckily i crosschecked, to find out that i checked the times for Los Angeles on the…. Philippines ! – insert a mental picture of me hitting my head onto my desk here- .
alas .. at the dinner with my teenage friends i got a cool fortune cookie saying :
good that you follow your aims with persistance
so i didnt give up putting the puzzle together.
now i went onto another path , finding the matching spot in time and space for the longest darkest night , the shortest overlapping sun times, the city in Germany where that happens .
The date for the longest darkest night is obvious Dec 21 the winter solstice , right ? ok we have almost new moon (which is on Dec 22) . which will make it very very dark . Sunrise time in Los Angeles will be at 6:54 AM http://www.sunrise-and-sunset.com/de/vereinigte-staaten/los-angeles which will be at 3:54 PM (15:54) our time. The closest to that for sunset here (3 minute) will be very much up north in Germany in Flensburg right at the border to Denmark, Sunset is at 15:57 http://www.sunrise-and-sunset.com/de/deutschland/flensburg.
My thought was to ask all my friends here and in Los Angeles to be aware of that rare condition and maybe do a meditation or prayer at that time. How awesome is that almost like a Ying Yang symbol with the DARK containing a tiny spot of LIGHT and to know even when you face the darkest night a friend can hold up the Light for you and all of us ?
Imagine my surprise when i found out about a GLOBAL meditation happening right then ! Please look it up here and JOIN JOIN JOIN … there are the times given for everyone in the world ….
see you ! i will also meditate and play the Gong…
oh and here is some extra homework….
find the half / average between Flensburg and Ratingen… ( look up the sunset times for yourself…) in distance / sunset times … using mainly the highways A52, A40, A43, A1 and A7… i have a certain idea it will come out somewhere around Bremen. …