Brother Sun, you have reached the height of heights, you reign supreme today. Live it up because tomorrow, well - you know about tomorrow - that's when you begin your slow dive. This is as it has always been, and how it will always be until the end of planet earth.
It's a harsh solstice in Washington DC. After an extended spring of incredible, Colorado-like weather, summer has arrived with a hot, heavy thud. It will be close to 100 F. today, terribly humid. The sky is already the color of hot metal, the sunshine hazy. It's only 8:00 a.m.
I'll be staying indoors mostly today, working on clients. Of course I will have to get out there in the worst of the heat, between clients this afternoon, to taste the day. I won't be tilting against the heat as I once would have, no way. But I have to experience this first day of summer. I'll nip down to Eastern Market, run an errand or two, then slip into the shower before my last client.
I am very grateful to live in a comfortable, well air-conditioned space. Sending energy and cool to all the people who work outdoors, from postal delivery people to dog walkers to laborers to the Capitol police.
Happy Solstice, y'all! Shalom.