The New Year reminds us that the Earth is also beginning something new — a new journey around the sun. Writer Jill Sisson Quinn reflects on our experience of the Earth’s rotation and the words we choose to describe that passage.
Jill Sisson Quinn is the author of Deranged: Finding a Sense of Place in the Landscape and in the Lifespan. Her essays have appeared in Ecotone, OnEarth, Orion, and many other magazines. She teaches writing at Mid-State Technical College and lives in Scandinavia.