I love the light and stillness in this brilliant painting, which so beautifully evokes summer sunshine. Summer solstice, the longest day of the year is a good day to celebrate the gifts of sun and season. It’s a day of strawberries, blue sky, and shimmering heat, at least this year.
For Unitarians, I see the solstice days – the longest and shortest days of the year – as a good day to remember that we belong to this earth and this solar system. The orbit of the earth around the sun is such that our northern hemisphere is angled towards the sun, giving us more of the sun’s rays, tomorrow our orbit will begin to shift slowly around. Today we will have more than fifteen hours of sunlight: summer has now officially begun here in the northen hemisphere. Continue reading