Ode to Summer Solstice 2012

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Summer Solstice is Rhode Island

 

So it turns out this summer solstice is supposed to be really big one! Besides being the longest day of the year with the shortest night, summer solstice represents a time to be in full bloom; a time to remember and honor our connection to the planet, each other, and with our inner lives.

Time to visit my favorite beach! Gooseberry Beach, Newport RI

As I understand it, it serves as a culmination of the series of all those important astrological events like the rare Venus transit among others.  But also, it turns out that this year’s summer solstice is directly aligned with the winter solstice on December 21st, that special Mayan date we have all heard of that marks the end of a cycle and the start of a new one for Earth and mankind.  What I take that to mean is there will be (and already is) a shift from old ways of thinking and manifesting to new, more creative and balanced ways of existing with the world around us. What that means to me is an opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to balancing teaching, writing, parenting, creating a new world for myself… I am so grateful to have so many exciting things to look forward to as I graduate with my MFA: more time for writing,  new job teaching middle school in the Fall, more time with my Ali, a better balance of work of and home and new relationships with some pretty amazing people-{more on that one later 😉  }

Enjoy the Solstice!

Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge.

 

 

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