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.
I love the enigmatic, poignant, mysterious quality of this quote. Hope you do too!
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9 thoughts on “Solstice Celebration with Rabindranath Tagore”
Happy solstice! Mine turned into all blackberries and tomatoes — not the worst way to celebrate summer.
Wish I could! There are so many tomatoes they’re about ready to drop the price to almost nothing. I’m going back out this afternoon to pick a variety that’s apparently excellent for sauces – fewer seeds and a just slightly sweeter taste. Yum!
Hi Linda – just noticed that my reply to your first comment appears not to have materialised. I think I said that I wished you could send me some home-grown tomatoes – which I love – via email!
Actually, Anne, it did materialise, even if it seems to have de-materialised on your end. The wonders of The Great Ether!
Or that dratted Mercury Retrograde!
Thanks to all of you who shared this post on Facebook – much appreciated!
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…