STRAWBERRY MOON

IMAGE: ELIJAH STEVENS from LOAM SPRING 2015

WORDS: KATE WEINER

Today marks the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—and the strawberry moon (a harbinger of a fruitful strawberry season!) It's an auspicious day; the solstice and strawberry moon overlap only once every seventy years!

What's particularly special about today is that the confluence of these celestial bodies is a reminder to celebrate the magic in the mundane. I firmly believe in the co-existence of data-driven science and the miraculous. There is so much room in this world for wonder; for marveling at the sheer strength of your skeletal structure, the seed-studded skin of a fresh strawberry, the sheets of storm rain pattering against your bedroom window. 

Take some time this strawberry moon to tune into what's beautiful about where you already are in this world and what you already do. Enjoy inhabiting the now—without worrying about what was or what will be. Do what you want to do and what you need to do with a sense of wild joy.

Here's to summer and the strawberry moon and the small moments that are ours to savor.