Readers will know how punctilious I am in never criticising my canonical superiors, even by implication. Today, however, I shall break the rule of a lifetime.
Every year, on this day, the Summer Solstice, New Age and Neo-Druid and assorted nutters gather at Stonehenge to observe the rising of the Sun.
This year, it is reported, Providence intervened with a cloud cover preventing Sunrise from being visible.
This is good, but it is only one step in the right direction.
If I were Providence, I would ensure that this happened every year for a dozen or so centuries.
Eventually, they might get the point.
Am I the only person who reacts to all this "Stonehenge is a primitive astronomical observatory" stuff by murmuring "The port is with you, my lord"?*
*Vide the film Kind Hearts and Coronets.