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Yesterday evening we had a Wiccan / Native American combination of diverse elements to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Evidently some cultures marked the beginning of summer around Easter, and the end with the harvest in September (from Equinox to Equinox). So the Solstice would be mid-summer. Makes sense to me.

With those times as end and beginning points, the placement of the Summer Solstice, when the sun reaches its greatest potency in the length of daylight and from then on begins to wane, fits the natural flow. It feels right for an agrarian society built around planting, tending and harvest.

Southern California feels a bit off in this scheme of things, as we are just beginning to come up on our hottest season of the year. July, August, and September are our summer, no matter what the astronomical indicators, no matter that the hours of daylight are becoming fewer.


It's cooler today than usual this time of year. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, that the "June gloom" has lasted an extra week or two. It will get hot--fast--only too soon.

I read Sue's entry about triple digit temperatures and the strategic placement of fans. It's unseasonably hot in LA and unseasonably cool in L.A. The time for heat management will be upon us here in short order. That little surge into the 90's we had a while ago was just a blip on the radar. Happens here every so often, no matter the season.

Time to have a cup of coffee and get ready for church. I'm not only Sunday Sexton today but also Guardian Usher. I get to stay in the lobby and encourage latecomers to wait for a break in the service before entering the sanctuary. It's amazing how people just want to barge in, in the middle of a meditation or reading.

Maybe two cups of coffee today. Cat has the right idea:

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