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Summer SolstiCelebration
at White Rock Lake
2001

Words + Photographs © 2001 by J R Compton
 All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in any medium without specific written permission
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This summer's SolstiCelebration started with a foreboding sky. It looked like rain, and it did -- as usual. But after — and during — the minor downpour, fun and friendship was available, and joy was plentiful.

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Many picnics moved under roofs, but were plentiful nonetheless.

  

  

Others continued under brellas.

  

  

Some waited the storm in curiosity and wonder.

  

  

A few braved the rain to walk the several outdoor labyrinths.

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Candle-lit, the indoor labyrinth was spare, at first.

  

  

But much more popular when the sun graced us again.

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Gradually, the light grew, and the rain slowed.

  

  

Colors continued unabated throughout.

  

  

As the newly summered sun asserted itself in the local sky again, we gathered into a circle of more than 250 celebrants.

  

  

Blondes, redheads and others formed a sun at the center of our circle. Here, Venus orbits Sol's semi solidarity.

  

  

Forming rays of energy, the new sun set its orbit through the system.

  
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Mother and daughter, dancers Earth and moon, spun their dependent motions.

  

  

And other heavenly bodies joined the cosmic dance.

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Soundtracked all along by a marvelous band called Constellation.

  

  

Love and passion grew among the cosmos.

  

  

  

Security was established.

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And we turned our faces ...

  

  

... and our brightening selves toward the source.

  

  

Nearby, a banner was unfurled ...

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and a procession proceeded toward it.

  

 

... an open invitation.

  

  

And everyone came along ...

  

  

in joyous celebration.

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Plenty purifiers were prepared ...

  

 

and proffered to the passers by with cheer.

  

 

Smiles were abundant ...

  

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as we all passed through the auspicious transition.

  

 

We gathered again to stretch ourselves up and ...

  

 

... yoga leaned in to the warm red sky's just-set sun.
 

Welcome, Summer, 2001!
  

 

E-mail JR at Darts23@netzero.net