Summer In & Around Us

We’re 2 days away from the June 21st summer solstice. The longest day of the year. A celebration of the return to light – within us and around us.

It’s hard to believe that I wore my winter coat not once, but 3 times last week. Kep, Maddie, and I barely left the apartment 2 weekends ago because the gray, wet weather had us napping our butts off (which felt great, actually). 

Fast forward to spending Father’s Day in wine country, soaking in the bright, warm, 88-degree day while attending a guided wine / kombucha meditation, lunching outside with friends, (and trying not to get sunburned while waiting for the tow truck to haul away our rental car that died at the winery… but still, a GREAT day!)

And isn’t that June!? A trickery month. Full of surprises and contradictions. Softness and hard edges. A mixed bag of weather and false starts before releasing us into a string of reliably sunny, warm, easeful summer days. 

This is how June feels to me in the northwest -- and my years in New England, anyway!

I remember working summers on Nantucket Island while in college and not feeling the full surrender to summer’s embrace until July 4th. Only after the 4th did the season seem to reliably dole out consecutive days of light and warmth -- and summer qualities of:

play, clarity, action, expansion, 
creating, fullness, growth, wonder, 
presence + awe, 
joy + enjoyment, 
nature + beauty, 
taking it all in, 

WTG themes these summer months follow the energy of the season:

  • June: Creative Flow & Free-Flow Writing
  • July: Embodiment & Free-Flow Writing
  • August: Simplicity & Free-Flow Writing

This season, I’m wishing us all a beautiful combination of rest and play in the unique energy of summer.

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
and the winds long to play with your hair.
~Kahlil Gibran

With love,

Want to write?
Take a pen & prompt journey:

writing prompt

bare feet

Grab a pen & notebook. Write the prompt at the top of the page. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Or 5. Or 2!

Keep your pen moving as you write the thoughts, emotions, sensations, and surroundings alive in the moment. Don’t stop to think or edit.

Accept ALL that you write - the pretty & ugly; absurd & boring. Discover what wants to be felt, known, expressed, released...