Longest day.

Tonight is the shortest night of the year; tomorrow, we start that slow slide back to December. Fortunately the change won't be perceptible very soon. This morning, I found my college directory for the Long Vacation (July-September), and most of my friends were no longer in it, and there were the names of the people who will occupy our rooms when we are gone. Times are strange around here right now--too fast, too crowded, too close to the ending.