Summer of light and summer of heat and summer of air! Summer 2021, and the long seeds have opened, emerging from deep inside the earth: the root labyrinths of early Spring leading to the forces that like green-fuses drove the flowers above the ground and to this moment now, this moment of no turning back and ever reaching for the sun, the heat, the light. There is play in the free acrobatics of the birds and clouds of the air; in the colored-palette of water at play in the crispcrunch of lettuces, the wide-eyed colds of the cucumber, the dribbling joy of tomatoes, the sugary vibrations of corn. The earthbody, too, wants the vigor of getting out and brings her bright strawberry waters along, her raspberry companions of morning and noon. The heat bears down and mint, hibiscus, parsley, basil answer “we are bright lit waters too!”, and the body in her joy embraces all cooling waters and animal heats. The light is everywhere, and everywhere we see reflected our light. The reflection can be overwhelming: too hot, too much, torpor and exhaustion… Vigorous, sweaty movement; long hikes through sun-lit woods; kayaks and boats and canoes – vessels lifted by waters; music, and song, and the long limberings of dance: tempted to vegetate in the unconditional embraces of the sun we must remember to give our bodies back to the joys we have received. From the clam and mussel beds, from the nets of the sea, from the waving, walking, munching, pecking grasses we humbly partake of the Sun’s lights made Flesh, and hope to make him proud at how we have stewarded our strengths. As ever, the burnt offerings of animal flesh rise to the air, and the sun heads down in the west. Melons, and salts slake our day-long thirsts. The moon weaves mysteries and triumphs around the fire. We are her firefly children, laughing over the day, excitedly planning tomorrow, and our days after that. Full to bursting with adventure, it is hard to think of sleep; still, amazing, generous night gifts a few short hours here and there: we cool down, and wake up as in a hot, bright dream.