Solstice

In the Northern Hemisphere
it's the longest day,
though the heat of summer
won't peak for a couple months.
Consequences are usually delayed.
Insight always trails after revelation.

In the Southern Hemisphere
it's the longest night,
which is always a promise
that the light is coming back.
Everything has bounds.
Darkness opens itself to the light.

In both hemispheres
it's good to remember,
easy to forget:
no season is forever.
Yours isn't the only reality.
Each moment, and the whole life you live
is part of something greater.


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Weather Report

Solstice.
Be where you are;
you won't be for long.





                           —June 21, 2017