Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Long Summer Daze

Love the longest and perhaps most bittersweet day of Summer Solstice.

Embracing extended hours yet sad because tomorrow there will be less magical evening . Feels like something is over before the fun begins.

National Geographic describes Solstice Ceremonies. Native Americans celebrate the day as a time for renewal, sacred ceremonies where they pray for healing medicines, good crops, good harvest.

"It's a very significant day for us," said Jim Compton, also known as The Rising Day in Ojibwa.

Mr. Porteno agrees... he has perhaps a more typical South/Native American take on the day, "Just enjoy."

Summer daze photo by Mr. Porteno

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