The Black House Summer 2020

Superlative Solstice!

From our garden here at The Black House, we offer Solstice greetings to all in harmony with the Earth’s seasonal changes! In the Northern Hemisphere, we embrace the longest day of the year as sultry Summer begins. Those in the Southern Hemisphere mark the longest night as Winter initiates its gelid dominion.

Particularly in this stressful time of pandemic and social unrest, connecting with the fecundity of our glorious home world is a means towards replenishing one’s energy and looking towards evolving our society in ways that are vital. As Nature flourishes, we note that we are also part of it, and that we, too, have the potential for growth and fulfillment.

I have linked below to a splendid performance by Sir John Barbirolli and the London Symphony Orchestra of Frederick Delius’ late composition, A Song of Summer. May its lush beauty sweep you up in rapturous contemplation.

Here’s to a splendid new season of awareness, health, and rekindled efforts towards positive societal metamorphosis!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore