Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Summer Solstice!!!

It's officially summer!! Yesterday was Summer Solstice. The girls and I had a fun day outside, in the garden and in the water. Last night we decided to go for a bike ride to the playground around 8 pm and after that we had an ice cream party. We were outside until after 9:30 pm and it was still light out!

Poem by Cym, Effortless Flow

Our glorious sun shines so bright,
on this longest day and shortest night.
Illuminating the world with its beacon of light,
dispelling all traces of darkness and fright.

Fire is the source that fuels and sustains our lives,
from the sun in the sky to the atomic nucleus inside.
Our body is of the earth and our spirit is of the sun,
for life to persist these forces must mix and become as one.

What fate would befall the human race,
if the sun suddenly disappeared without a trace?
A world engulfed in a perpetual night,
and freezing cold would be our plight.

What crops would grow without the sun,
when the winds cease to blow and the rains cease to run?
Our world as we know it could no longer exist,
only death and destruction would in time persist.

The surface of the earth would become devoid of all life,
save for the hardiest bacteria that can survive without water or light.
So let us honor the sun on this longest day of the year,
for without it we would lose everything we hold dear.

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