Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer Solstice to you!

by JT

Longest day
Shortest night
Longest light
Shortest dark
The world within
Echoes the world without
Lush foliage, leaves unfurled
Soft springy grass dotted with
Brightly colored flowers peeping through
The earth is green and bright
With warm sunny days
Clear velvety blue skies
Gentle cool breezes
Nature in glory
Our hopes blossom
Creativity flowers
With the season
The seeds of the fruit
Our desires will bear
Can be seen
On the stems
Of our dreams

We have rain and storms in the forecast for Summer Solstice (Midsummer) but that will only dampen our festivities a little bit. When I think of Summer Solstice I think of sundresses, picnics, bonfires, the seemingly everlasting light of this long day, the warm sun, playing in water, grass, fireflies, sweet strawberry shortcake and ice cream, the sweet gifts of fresh produce the earth blesses us with and playing outside late until the sun finally goes to bed.

All that is the everlasting energy of a young child becomes a metaphor for me for this sweet bright long day of Summer Solstice.

We celebrate the sun and earths gifts to us this season, the joys of being a young family and being together.

Happiest Summer Solstice to you and your families!

To Rasa and Adia:
"So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted;
But yet a union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem."

from Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespear

Happy Summer to my beautiful and bright little wonders.