Enjoy the sunshine today. It’s the most you will see until next year at this time.
I’ve never been big on the sun and moon festivals but that is about the change. Comes a time in life when almost any excuse for a party is good and this seems like a good one to me. I think the sun and the moon and all of creation deserve a great deal of celebration. Their rising and settings, waxing and waning are the measure of our existence.
On the longest day of the year on Keno Hill in the Yukon Territories everyone spends the day on the hill watching the sun go around them. It must be fun though I had trouble sleeping last night with the light beginning around 3:30 in the window. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to sleep in the far north during the summer. Blackout curtains and those sleep masks would be a must.
It would be fun to be at Stonehenge doing yoga or just standing around watching the sun rise. Global news had some reports on that party today. I am always amazed at the ingenuity and genius of the ancients. They lacked all the great tools and computers we have but they still had it figured out. One article says the builders of Stonehenge knew the Pythagorean theory 2000 years before Pythagoras. In Manhattan they watch the sun rise between tall buildings.
At my house I just got up and watched the sun peek over the horizon while I drank my coffee. I’d be game for a party with bonfire tonight, but I must work in the morning.
In the mean time one of my friends on the other side of the world in South Africa is spending the shortest day of her year. I don’t know if they have light festivals there like we do but I hope they are having fun too.
Have a wonderful and safe summer. Enjoy some of the articles in the Google Search on the day.