When working from home during the current heatwave I once again recall how cool an office inside can be. Even now, when it’s close to sunset, our house is too warm for me. All the windows open, the balmy breeze gives some relief as we sip the ice-cold water. But we are privileged living close to water; this afternoon we took a brief pause and walked down to the shore and jumped into the water to cool off a little bit.
Later this week, on Friday, we will celebrate midsummer, sitting outside until sunset, barbecuing and being bitten by mosquitos. We will share stories and strawberries; in this summer solstice we might briefly forget the pandemic, even if children will not dance around the maypole this year.
this strawberry breeze
as dusk is melting to dawn —
Today we are writing Haibun with Frank at dVerse, and the theme is solstice which is today. This means that the sun sets after 10 PM and rise again at 3:30 AM. Between it will never really get dark.
June 21, 2021