photo by Lisa Z LindahlLongest day of the year, shortest night. This celestial phenomenon has always held significance for humanity:

In ancient Greece the summer solstice was the first day of the new year.  The ancient Chinese honored earth and femininity — the yin — on the summer solstice.  Many old European cultures had large bonfires around which the community would gather, something we still tend to do photo by Lisa Lindahltoday.

This year we have the added intrigue and interest of a full moon on the Summer Solstice.  Evidently, the last time this occurred was in 1967!  So our sky will be be light and bright for a long time on June 20th!

Solstice has held a fascination for me, both winter and summer.  I cannot say why.  They seem to be a rather magical time of year; perhaps the veil between worlds is a bit thinner, or clearer.  Perhaps harmony is easier to strike.   Whatever the reason, I am wishing you a very


photo by Lisa Lindahl

With love,



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