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Summer Solstice

2007 June 21
by Julie Clawson

Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The day when we are blessed with the most light all year long. I love that the focus of the solstices is light not darkness. Today we celebrate the abundance of light and the life if brings to the earth. We give thanks for the first fruits of harvest and take pleasure in the warm days of summer. The focus is not on the return of the darkness but on appreciation of the light. In winter when the darkness is at its greatest, we celebrate the return of the light. We rejoice that light will always overcome the darkness.

We celebrated the Solstice with the alternative parents group I am a part of with a picnic and bubble extravaganza. (what better way to celebrate anything than to have laughing toddlers chase bubbles!) Here is Emma enjoying the occasion.


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  1. Amy permalink
    June 21, 2007

    That sounds like fun, Julie. I like your take on Summer Solstice. We enjoyed it today as well.

  2. Rodney Olsen permalink
    June 22, 2007

    We had a wet and stormy winter solstice here in Perth, Western Australia today.

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