My wife and do not chose to celebrate holidays – commemorative days designated by someone else. We do celebrate the four seasons: Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox. We also hold special each other’s birthdays and our anniversary.
We are approaching Summer Solstice. The days have gotten longer throughout winter and spring. After the darkness and late snows of winter, extended daylight is always welcome. However the extended daylight also brings with it the approach of summer, and summer is our least favorite time of year.
We are not people who enjoy the heat – my wife is fair; and of course summer in
is bug season. The only up side of summer is I get to ride
my motorcycle; and summer play houses begin new productions. Maine
With the start of Summer Solstice the days will begin to shorten, and we count the time as we move toward fall, noting each day the number of minutes of waning daylight.
Unlike Christmas and Easter and Thanksgiving etc. the sun phases have actually regulated our life until the recent century. Now cell phones and I-pads and computers – technology – has removed us from dependence on, and consciousness of the seasons. We are a frivolous and self absorbed species and have at last separated ourselves from nature.
Fresh crops are grown in foreign lands and shipped to supermarkets year around. We air condition our houses in summer, heat them in winter with climate controlled furnaces and light our homes with electricity. Time and seasons mean little to us: even ski resorts produce their own snow.
We are the last generation that will remember a time when seasonal changes regulated our existence.
It is a new technological world and I don’t belong; but in homage to nature my wife and I will continue to celebrate the points of seasonal changes.
A blessing from Goddess Nature
A Happy Solstice
It is a special time