June 21, 2017, Prescott-
I tend to disregard the temperature, to an extent..
When we lived in Phoenix, I did what I needed to do,
indoors or out, even in summer.
It just was done in smaller increments.
Today, the solstice, was the longest day,
north of the Equator,
and the shortest day, to its south.
What was necessary, here, got done.
Stepping Stones has more cards,
stationery, an egg beater
and a couple of old, professional-type books.
Days for Girls has several more covers
for the washable products they offer
to disadvantaged girls and women.
I have more space,
in the dining area closet,
in the tall kitchen cupboards
and atop the refrigerator.
Solstice is also a time of accounting.
We friends talked, first of what is pure
and later, of what is really sweet,
in terms of deeds,
as opposed to silver-tongued promises.
Solstice is a time for gathering.
So, the neighbours are outside,
enjoying the coolness.
Solstice is a time for reflecting,
so, after a hearty day,
I am thinking,
how fortunate I am,
to have friends in
just about every community
I’ve ever visited.