Solstice Celebration with Rabindranath Tagore

Tonight I sit gazing out of my third floor window. It is 10.30 pm but midsummer light still glows, painting striped bands across a pale blue wispy sky. Birds are  singing. The river runs through the park below our house; it sounds as mellow as I feel, having had a precious, relaxed day: morning coffee and deep talk with a friend; lunchtime theatre with my husband, then lunch in the local Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, UK, watching the world go by, all of us enjoying a glorious summer’s day. Home, then a long rest with tea and a brilliant book. After that, supper with my brother and nephews, always zany fun. Even the tadpoles in my brother’s untidy back garden look mellow.

I feel blessed as the solstice approaches.

I wanted to share some of this mellowness with my faithful blog followers and readers. Happily,  I soon found this wonderful image and quote from Rabindranath Tagore, a favourite poet of mine. 

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

I love the enigmatic, poignant, mysterious quality of this quote. Hope you do too!

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

200 words copyright Anne Whitaker 2014
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9 responses to “Solstice Celebration with Rabindranath Tagore

  1. Pingback: Summer Solstice Greetings! | Astrology: Questions and Answers

  2. Happy solstice! Mine turned into all blackberries and tomatoes — not the worst way to celebrate summer.


  3. Thanks to all of you who shared this post on Facebook – much appreciated!


  4. I had a friend visiting from Vancouver during summer solstice…we went for a walk along the river to enjoy this special day. I love the quote and the story behind the meaning!


    • Thanks for dropping by, Bev. So pleased you enjoyed the quote – I was pleased to find it. I usually find myself doing something to mark the Equinoxes and Solstices, which always seem to mark important developments in my life. It would be interesting to research this particular synchronicity in other folks’ lives…


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