Summer solstice June 21, 2013 is around the corner. Are you ready? What is the significance of the Summer solstice? To quote, “Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning “sun” + “to stand still. As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky. As a major celestial event, the Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year.” And, the Druids’ celebration of the day as the “wedding of Heaven and Earth”, resulting in the present day belief of a “lucky” wedding in June. (Source- http://www.chiff.com/a/summer-solstice.htm)
Isn’t that fascinating? I always feel excited when the solstice is near. I feel like there is so much to be grateful for, to look forward to and to celebrate in life! We are lovers of life, yes? Waking up each day, facing the mystery that each moment and in turn each series of moments making up a day, a week, months, and so on…. it’s a wonder!
I am simply writing today to share my joy, inspiration and love for and of life, the light, the beauty, and the shadows (helps me appreciate and seek out beauty even more!). On this summer solstice, (in the Northern hemisphere) when the sunlight shines the longest, may it inspire you and light your way. (Fun fact: Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut in Canada, will see a whopping 20 hours and 49 minutes of daylight on June 21!)
In love, gratitude and beauty…
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“Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows.”