I’m writing to you on the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice. In some ways this is my favorite day: perfect summer, not too hot yet; so many hours of evening sun; school is out or will be soon. It’s a day of pleasure and anticipation (and it doesn’t hurt that my birthday follows soon after). But it also carries just a touch of melancholy for me, since the days start to get shorter tomorrow. The winter solstice, conversely, is always hard for me—and yet brings hope that longer days will come. I appreciate that balance, particularly as we continue to think together about rhythm and attunement. It’s a good day, as always, to pause and notice, a good day to reflect and set intentions.
I’m also writing with a reminder that our next discussion will take place on Tuesday, July 5 at 2pm EDT. Please register here. We’ll be talking about my own writing this time, a project that has co-evolved alongside Inkcap. I am both nervous and excited to share it with you. I welcome comments, even if you can’t be part of the discussion.
If anyone else has writing you would like to share in this session or down the road, please let me know and I’ll circulate it to the group. We’ll likely spend a few sessions talking about works-in-progress.
On a closing note—I recently got to spend a few days in the desert in what’s now New Mexico. The chance to spend time in a different ecosystem, to see a different way that life can thrive, was such a pleasure. I grew up with dry air, bluebird skies, and wide horizons, and it surprised me a bit to realize how much these elements feel like home, even though the specific terrain was new to me. I’m grateful. May the new season bring fresh insights to us all.