Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice! Today marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. 

A poem to celebrate the day. 

Summer Solstice, By Stacie Cassarino

"I am visiting my life with reckless plenitude.
The air is fragrant with tiny strawberries.
Fireflies turn on their electric wills:
an effulgence. Let me come back
whole, let me remember how to touch you
before it is too late." 

Fire jumpers.

Girls jump over a fire during celebrations for Ivan Kupala, the feast of St John the Baptist, a traditional Slavic orthodox holiday celebrating the summer solstice, 270 kilometers south from Minsk in Turov early on July 7, 2010. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)