Random is Order

"Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature." ~ Eric Hoffer

Happy Summer Solstice!

on June 21, 2013

The Summer Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere began today, June 21, 2013, at 1:04am Eastern time. In addition to representing the longest day of each year and the shortest night, the Summer Solstice or Midsummer as it used to be called, is the official beginning of the Earth’s movement towards Autumn (my favorite season), and the Winter Solstice (my favorite holiday.)

We celebrate Midsummer by sowing the seeds of changes we wish to make in our lives, much as we sow seeds for the crops grown during the Summer. It is also a time to be reminded of how precious every day and every season is as we acknowledge the beginning of the season passing away once more. Lastly, this day is a time to appreciate the gifts in our lives rather than taking them for granted.

In ancient times, the Summer Solstice was celebrated with feasting and a bonfire, but modern celebrations include things like fireworks. So go enjoy this longest day of 2013, have a barbecue and celebrate the season of long, lazy days. As dusk descends, light a bonfire, a sparkler or even a candle, choose something you’d like to change in your life in the upcoming months, and reflect upon your blessings.

I wish you all a wonderful Summer Solstice. Blessed be to you and yours!

Cheers, Shauna

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