Our friend Ben Orlove in New York City wrote:
On the mornings close to the winter solstice, when the sun’s course is at its lowest and southernmost, the shadow of a chimney across the street from my building falls directly on the peak of the adjacent roof and lands on the wall next to it. Our own Stonehenge!
I just noticed this today, after living in this apartment for six years. It made me think of you.
Thanks so much Ben. Happy solstice!
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