On Monday June 27 comes the year’s latest sunset, which from one point of view seems the beginning of the decline of summer, though there are other points of view. (And it’s strictly true only for latitude 40 north.) Like the latest sunrise in January, it doesn’t quite coincide with the solstice.
There are usually alternative points of view. One country of which I am a citizen has just divided angrily over whether to stay in the movement toward international cooperation, and the other could. I think I will venture to connect another of my collections of notes, to which I have given the title “Scump.”