Fact: John Hancock delayed the signing of the Declaration of Independence by at least one day so that it would fall on July 4th.
What is the significance?
On June 7, 1776, a proposal to declare the American colonies an independent nation was submitted to the Second Continental Congress by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. … Congress approved American independence on July 2, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence was agreed to two days later on July 4.
For the past few days I have been trying to put together a blog post about the coincidence that July 4th and the day of celebrating U.S.A. independence from monarchy are related. But I have not been able to get it done. Perhaps the malaise of the season. Or the hypothesis that the perceptual passage of time is more contiguous during these first weeks of greatest distance from the sun. It difference in day to day change is least when furthest from the sun so it makes sense.
The usual manic rush of six months ago is hardly apparent. The inter-personal stresses and the internal agitations seem very far from the New Years baseline average.
Do you notice it? Have you kept track of your emotions and moods over the course of the previous 180 days? Do you perceive a general shifting energy since the perihelion?
Do you subjective moods and feelings have a basis in material reality?
These questions are valid now at the time of farthest opposition as they were at the perihelion. Keeping the fluctuating baseline seems key to communicating the subjective experience into relatable paradigm.