|Summer Solstice Sunrise at Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England NASA photo|
For Northern Hemisphere folks the sun reaches its highest point in the sky today. It is the longest day of the year. Although the sun begins its descent tomorrow, insolation from our star will continue to raise atmospheric temperatures until late July. As this day marks the end of the season of renewal and the beginning of the season of growth and flower, I am reminded of this quote by D. H. Lawrence...
The greatest need of man is the renewal forever of the complete rhythm of life and death, the rhythm of the Sun's year, the body's year.
...and this music by Johann Sebastian Bach:
Shout with joy to God, all the earth!.... Psalm 66