Celebrating Solstice in an urban environment is a bit of a challenge. First of all, with buildings so high one can barely see the sky and tracking the path of the Sun while walking on a sidewalk can cause one fall into a pothole.
Then there are all those distractions - deadlines, Facebook and people who want to get together.
And of course, the tragedies around the world that happen to other people caused by other people make one's sky gazing and Sun-tracking seem indulgent and selfish. Why instead one doesn't call her local politician demanding to improve the matters of the World?
But the Sun is a powerful magnet that makes seeds forget the forces of Gravity and pull away from Earth towards LIGHT to greet the Sun with blooming flowers. The thought of light wakes me before dawn, full of inspiration and hope.
Without light like without hope one cannot live.
If we all purge our inner demons with a beam of light maybe that alone can make the World a better place?
Lets celebrate the longest day!
Happy Summer Solstice!