the absent sun

It is worth noting that on yesterday's sun-Neptune opposition, those not present - particularly men - were making headlines. We had both bright and dark images of men as leaders, yet neither was with present - the absent sun.

Martin Luther King was one man not with us yesterday, although in Neptunian fashion he was here in spirit,
as his memorial opened in Washington.

More darkly, as Libya appears to join the Middle Eastern dictatorships that have fallen, their leader, Moammar Gadhafi was nowhere to be found.