My father Edmund Nelson painted this bit of whimsy in 2000 after seeing the Millennium Wheel. He was 90 then, now the new century is one sixth gone. Congratulations to us all on achieving another orbit – circuit – circumference – rotation – revolution – cycle – spin since then …and all good wishes as we embark on the next.
The ride may be bumpy, or smooth, but as I am posting this at the Winter Solstice – UK teatime (16.28 GMT) on December 21st – remember that twin equinoxes and a summer solstice will assuredly be there as comfortingly fixed planetary guideposts on the journey. Happy cycling, if you do (try it if you don’t) – otherwise happy spinning, orbiting, rotating, revolting… whatever turns you on. Or round.