With Blondie having opened mistYmuse 20/21 it would have been fitting that The Pretty Reckless close it, as they appeared together in a Folding Mirror poem structured around song titles on this site in 2014:
Valentine Love Poem, Songs Without Music Debbie Harry and Taylor Momsen, New York two Generations R&R Heavy Metal Ballad, Beyond Elite Understanding
Dreaming of Your Prescence Dear on an Island of Lost Souls Plastic Letters melted In The Sun The Hardest Part was Hanging on the Telephone waiting for you to Call Me don’t have a Heart of Glass so it would have been Atomic Rapture to meet you In The Flesh but Parallel Lines don’t cross and my vow that Pretty Baby One Way or Another I’m Gonna Love You Too disappeared at 11.59 that time when The Tide is High didn’t even Die Young Stay Pretty instead developing a Poet’s Problem
Go Through It writing, Nothing Left to Lose
Factory Girl manufacturing my thoughts ideas that Make Me Wanna Die exploding into silent angst Since You’re Gone Void and Null I never was no Superhero Where Did Jesus Go not leading your Blonde Rebellion that did once Light Me Up seems a place Far From Never when my love Heart would always Panic but Everybody Wants Something From Me so didn’t hear You say Follow Me Down I’m Going to Hell wanna Burn together I Really Fucking Love You Sweet Things please Kill Me
Then it was clinched when The Pretty Reckless released a great new album during mYm 20/21, with a sensational first single:
For the fireworks finale, here’s my ‘healing (heilung) brand’ impersonation of the PinkyOrangePurple sunrise sky:
Thanks for attending mYm 20/21 and making it the biggest and best ever! Hope you’ll return for mYm 21/22…
Midwinter Until Spring Equinox creates the MUSE part of mistYmuse. The first part consists of Most Ideal Sunrise Times, and they seem a long time ago now. The sunrise times have retreated from about 08.30 to just after 6. Really, it’s just our first sight of the sun, with the northern hemisphere now tilted towards our star, as it continues its regular orbit.
This is our current position in the solar system according to theplanetstoday:
In midwinter we were at 12 o’ clock, with the northern hemisphere mostly pointed out to space. That meant the northern hemisphere had a lower share of sunlight than the southern. Now we are equal.
After this second instalment of the mistYmuse closing day ceremony is quite serious; like a band playing a slower number mid set; I can promise a rocking third post to bring the curtain down on mYm 20/21.
mistYmusers may be trying to find their bearings today after partYing hard for Y-day. The mistYmuse 4 months are like an ‘out-and-back’ endurance event course; such as Beach and Back, with a lovely POP (PinkyOrangePurple) cover photo; so now we’ve reached the Y middle point and are on the way back.
The second half should be easier, with improving weather, and the end in sight… although fatigue may set in, and another long spell of inclement weather will be like ‘hitting the wall’.
However, a spell of ‘spring’ weather is just as likely, and will be a big boost to energise for the closing weeks. Reaching March after a short February month will be like seeing the end in sight; a stadium for ‘elite athletes’ or some fun runs, such as Stockholm.
It’s now two months since the four months long mYm 20/21 started on November 21st, and the passing of the movement into the muse half is marked today with Y-day. It was started to look on the brightest side of the traditionally toughest weather months in the northern hemisphere, with sunrises at their latest time.
This morning we had a mixture of sunshine, rain and sleet. I posted five Y related videos on Facebook for a bit of a music festival there! Here ‘s photos from the sunrise on January 7th, the last sunrise photos from the first half of mistYmuse 20/21 to be posted:
Sunrise in Leeds is now back at 8.08 from its midwinter latest time of 8.24, while sunset is half an hour later at 4.26.
What was the Dutch mixologist, Ana Gram, famous for? DAME MADE EDAMMEAD!
The good news is that sunrises are getting later again this year in November (as seen in the headline screenshot from timeanddate), so mistYmuse (most ideal sunrise times – midwinter until spring equinox) 20/21 is ON!
No travelling, No effort! More sleep (potentially?) Later sunrises (weather permitting!) More mYmories (memories): certainly.
For non-Americans/Thanksgivingers it’s a Thanksgiving replacement and for American Thanksgivingers it’s a warm-up and follow-up, as the mistYmuse party continues until spring!
Winter watching what wild wings saw on horizon, perched in trees b4 deciduous leaves decided to leave following feathered friends.
if you’re going to buy any fantasy fiction books this year, I recommend this one; with free comedy and poetry; and free of fake wokery pokery!:
The December solstice was on the 20th last year, and March equinox is on the 20th too, so this could be said to be the midpoint of mistYmuse 2019/20, celebrating the most ideal sunrise times in the northern hemisphere, starting a month before midwinter; possibly the world’s longest festival?
There was an exceptional sunset in Scotland last night according to this article. It does well to include orange and purple with red, but there’s no pink(y) to complete the POP (PinkyOrangePurple) set!
Scheduled to arrive in Leeds by 9am I thought I may see some ‘sunrise’, with the sun now visible from the city after 8am, and the sky lightening and colouring beforehand: this gives mistYmuse its Most Ideal Sunrise Times first-half-of-word acronym (#mYm2019).
As I approached the city on the canal towpath I was thrilled to see there was POP (PinkyOrangePurple) on the horizon; like the common ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ idiom. Here’s a couple of photos, with a third of it cropped for a close-up.
On the 12th day of mistYmuse
we welcome Advent Calendarists,
with severe weather in the news
remember, fogs are thicker than mists,
I didn’t know that was the only difference
until just now reading the website World Atlas.
World Atlas: If visibility is less than 0.6 miles it is referred to as fog; if visibility is above 0.6 miles, it is called mist.
I hope you’ve had a great Y-day, and it’s helped you cope with Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year, in the northern hemisphere. Apparently it was a misty morning again this morning, but I didn’t see it; it had evaporated before I awoke. So I also missed the ‘blood wolf moon’ in the early hours too. I did see the full moon earlier, not knowing about it beforehand. So quite an exciting eventful day for Y-Day, although the weather for most of the day has been ordinary greenYgrey.
Y-Day: Looking Back and Forward
I think I had too much T yesterday, celebrating T20, Y-day eve, so I’m T-teetotal today; a day of Tabstinence from after this paragraph, replacing it with a – dash.
-hankfully, ins-ead of wri-ing more poe-ry -oday for Y-day, midpoint of -he mistYmuse win-er fes-ival four mon-hs I remembered Annie Lennox’s Why song. Moreover, when I wa-ched the video I saw she glamorously POPs (PinkyOrangePurple).
Sorry if i-‘s a li–le sad, apar- from -he wordplay -o -he le–er self-parody comedy, but Y-day is a day of mixed emo-ions, remembering -he mis- mon-hs, while looking forward -o -he muse, and the re-urn of spring… which should be more amusing!