One Year?

The other day during my morning meditation, I wondered why we ascribe so much significance to the concept of the ‘one-year anniversary’, and the year in general as a measure of time.

There are obvious reasons for that, which I won’t go into. The year is here to stay (for at least a few more years).

I wondered further: how accurate is the measure of one year?

It turns out that the Earth’s orbit of the Sun is actually slowing down (every year) very, very gradually. Not significantly enough for any one of us to notice over the next 100 years, but, it is not a constant.

A constant for all practical purposes, just not by mathematical definition.

In the midst of all of that, I realized something else:

We don’t have to wait for the Earth to complete one revolution around the Sun in order to celebrate anything.

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