Welcome, Summer Solstice

'Road in Fields' by Maksym DiachenkoImage by Maksym Diachenko

Thought for the Week

Some love summer best of all

Some love it least, it seems

But like all creatures great and small*

God weaves each summer from His dreams

~Mitch Teemley

“Thy eternal summer shall not fade.” ~William Shakespeare

“The days were longer then (for time, like money, is measured by our needs), when summer afternoons were spacious, and the clock ticked slowly in the winter evenings.” ~George Eliot

“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer — its dust and lowering skies.” ~Toni Morrison

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” ~James Dent

“Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slanted yellow light.” ~Paul Monette

 “The endurance of darkness is preparation for the Light.”

~St. John of the Cross

All things bright and beautiful,
*All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

~Cecil Francis Alexander

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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8 Responses to Welcome, Summer Solstice

  1. “All things bright and beautiful” is a line from earliest childhood. . . . Thanks for the remembrance.

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  2. M.B. Henry says:

    There’s definitely a magic about summer! Great quotes to remind us of that 🙂 🙂

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  3. I particularly like the Paul Monette quote.

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  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Here’s a summer-quote undoubtedly written before everyone had AC: “Summer is when the kids slam the doors they left open all winter”–Unknown.

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  5. Lisa M. Boyd says:

    The Lord God made them all! Summer indeed a beautiful season for so many a reason. I shall now turn high my AC as it is almost 100 degrees. The hot sun has done everyone in. Time to pull away from it, and know we will sleep well tonight…beautiful write!

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  6. Beautiful.
    We welcomed the Winter Solstice over here.
    It’s all downhill from here. Woo-hoo!! 🙂

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