Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Solstice..

Today is the Solstice, my favorite day of the year...from now on we head towards the darkness. On this day, however, we join in the ancient celebrations of proclaiming the sun and making every effort to ask her to stay as long as possible. Stores close, folks dance...bonfires burn in tribute to this wonderful pagan custome.

My boys and I have celebrated the Solstice for as long as I can remember. We set candles floating out on the pond with fairy wishes for a good crop. We chose a king or queen of the Solstice and let that person lead the procession complete with rose petals. Ahhh, those were wonderful days.

This day is wonderful, as well. Philip and I spent the late afternoon at a local wine tasting with friends. I wore my white sundress and flowers in my hair, of course! Tonight we join our friends on the beach with a bonfire for storytelling and singing...and who knows what might happen after dark!

Happy Solstice to all of you.

Lou Ann


Anonymous said...

Happy Solstice to you, too.

Don't get sand in your bathing suit!!

AW in Angola

Write On Kathy said...

Happy Solstice!
I thought of this day as I heard it would be the longest day of the year. I think this is my FAVORITE day because of that. I spent the morning teaching teachers about responding to literature through accountable talk. It was wonderful. Then I went to lunch with three of the most amazing teachers. We talked students, new school year and the All Write conference. Yes, in June. I loved every minute of it.

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