Happy summer solstice

It’s June 21st! Summer solstice. Longest day of the year.

These days, at the latitude I’m at, the skies are still quite light well past 10 PM. There’s been a lot of rain and storm clouds lately but on a clear night the sky is still lit up to nearly 11 PM.

Any New Agers out there might be interested to know that Stonehenge, which is managed by the English Heritage, was open from yesterday evening to this morning for wannabe druids and drum beaters. You can actually touch and sleep amongst the stones, which some people really believe are sacred and all. You know, ley lines and such. I don’t believe in that sort of thing but I can’t help but marvel at the amount of time and effort that was put into constructing all the various stone circles around the UK and Europe.

I’ve known a couple of people that were into drum circles…one a former housemate in California (I’ll tell you how Californian he is: he invited me to a clothing-optional New Year’s Eve party once!) and one a former boss who believed in divining and ley lines, and spent his weekends camping with friends at a nearby stone circle he says he’d give his life to protect. Nice guys, both of them. But not folks I’d want to hang out with!

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