The turning of the summer. From now, the days grow shorter. Time to feast, to enjoy the warmth and bounty of mid-summer, a time when nights are not so dark, the cold far from mind. The summer solstice, or in German Die Sommerwende, the turning of summer.
Some year’s ago I was in Innsbruck at the Solstice. I didn’t speak German as well as I now do, but I sussed out that there wasn’t that much of St. John in the Johannesabend celebrations. It was about fire, and light. The bonfires on the ridges and peaks confirmed that.
Have a wonderful day.