The autumnal equinox takes place today at 10:44 AM Central Time. It seems to me like the autumnal equinox gets short shrift. The solstices are celebrated (Christmas, Midsummer) and of course the vernal equinox is the subject of an enduring myth. But the poor old autumnal equinox gets no traction in the popular mind. I wonder why that is.
PS: Driven by some strange impulse, I shaved my beard that night for the first time in three months. I’m beginning to see a pattern.