I was asleep at 2.58 am this morning, when the Earth’s tilt placed us closest to the Sun. Funny how natural events like these don’t take any notice of what we insignificant humans are doing at the time, isn’t it?
Celebrated by pagans as Litha, the summer solstice is a day to contemplate light and dark forces in the world. Quiet reflection on the power light can bring to our individual lives and to our communities never goes astray, especially these days when there is so much fear and confusion. Reflection also helps us keep events in perspective.
Some days, my head is clouded by all the worries and uncertainty about the impact of the plague. How about you?
So, on a day when we have maximum daylight hours for the year (14 hours and 24 minutes), it’s the perfect time to shine the light on how much power we have to shape our own lives.
The photo shows a detail from my quilt, Summer, which I stitched and enhanced with metallic foils. Yes, I do use my sewing machine sometimes!