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A Song for the Summer Solstice

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This feels like a powerful week. Today we have the summer solstice (longest day, shortest night of the year), celebrated traditionally by the druids at Stonehenge. For the first time since 1967, tonight is also the night of the strawberry moon. If you go outside and look at the sky around the time this post goes up, maybe you'll even see it. (It's about strawberry picking, apparently, not blood... unlike the red moon in my Genghis Khan trilogy!)

The unicorn celebrated the solstice in his own way by visiting the Spirit of the Green Man at Tintern in the Wye Valley, where he was so enchanted by the music playing in the shop, he insisted (at the point of his sparkly horn) that I buy a CD on the spot. The lady on duty did not know which CD was in the system, though, so it was up to me to choose one... drawn by the cover, I chose Damh the Bard's "Antlered Crown and Standing Stone" with suitable solstice music.


Serendipity was clearly at work here in more ways than one…