Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Solstice

 Native Clematis (Clematis lasianatha) in full bloom.
"The Summer Solstice is the time of greatest light. It is a day of enormous power. The whole planet is turned fully to the brilliance of the sun.

The great culmination is not static or permanent. Indeed, Solstice as a time of culmination is only a barely perceptible point. The sun appears to stand still. Its diurnal motion seems to nearly cease. Yesterday, it was still reaching this point, tomorrow, it will begin a new phase of its cycle . . . . All of life is cycles. All of life is balance." 365 Tao: Daily Meditations (1992), Deng Ming-Dao.

Shasta BEing with the zenith of Summer.
Photograph by the young man who assists in the care of MuRefuge, June, 2017.
As we enjoy the zenith of Summer like Shasta, may we

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