Candle Night

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Tomorrow at 06:46 UTC (15:46 in Tokyo) is the summer solstice, marking another quarter turn of the Earth around the sun and longest daylight period of the year. I'm going to take part in a quiet event called Candle Night.

From 8 to 10 pm, I'll turn off the electric lights and enjoy a house lit by candles. Maybe I'll enjoy a glass of wine on the veranda, or a quiet chat with friends over a candlelit dinner I've cooked from scratch. Maybe we'll make some music. Whatever we do, I imagine a slow and mellow evening to match the lighting.

There are 330 Candle Night events in Japan, including live music around town and GeshiFest in Yoyogi Koen tomorrow evening. Tokyo Tower was unlit on Saturday as part of the project. Will you take part, too, to mark the quarter year?

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Sorry honey - I have just got home from a day in the trenches. Conference hell....

Oh, that's a beautiful idea ! I'll try to import it here in Paris—although we have there the "Fête de la musique" (Music Day), so people are going out in the streets listening to many bands playing loud everywhere…but as a pro musician, I don't have to play, as the day is more for amateur playing. So I can lit my candles at home ! Enjoy yourself very much !

I made fish chowder. Then we'll go hear poetry. Hope your solstice was wonderful!

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