The Day The Sun Stands Still

This year's summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere falls on Saturday, June 20 at 5:43 pm.

It's the day that will register the longest amount of daylight in 2020, after which we will gradually move to a balance of day and night: the fall equinox on September 22.

But for the few remaining days and hours, let's marvel at the journey towards an apex of light, a once in-a-year day: the summer solstice.

The word "solstice", according to an article in The Telegraph, comes from the Latin word "solstitium" meaning "sun standing still" - which is an inspired way to frame the reality of the day.

It feels as if the moment deserves some sort of a marker, or at a minimum a sense of being grateful - I am here, in the light, and I am thankful.

And if you can find a second to yourself, a second of enjoyment - reel in the 2020 solstice.

Let the sun stand still.

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