The Day Begins With Sunrise and the Year Begins With Solstice.
Therefore a fitting companion to the Month of Solstice is
Monet’s Impression: Soleil Levant (sunrise).
(Don’t forget to click on Calendar a Couple of Times to Enlarge)
“Toasting to a Spectacular 5010 Y.O.O.S.”
Your Humble Guerilla Ontologist,
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Check out this great calendar site.
Remember to click on it a couple of times to enlarge it.
While Summer Solstice occurs at 5:45 A.M. UT on the 21st, it occurs in Utah at 23:45 MDT near midnight on the 20th of June (gregorian - monkish or catholic time)
To all my friends who will be enjoying Utah’s version of burning man on the 20th of June at “Element 11″ - Live Large and Enjoy Yourselves - especially you know who.
Dear Solstice Calendar tourist - what do you think should replace the current crop of religions?
Not Taoism or Buddism or Paganism, those all have as many deficits as the 3 monotheism’s.
What would your ideal religion incorporate - what world view?
Rise above the gene pool and think for yourself!
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
From The Ocean To The Stars
Symbols are meant to en capsulize ideas and ideals. Here is my proposed symbol for a new Uber Rationalist Humanist Religion/Community (E.G.: The Church of Aristotle). It’s dimensions are based on Fibonacci relationships. The first impression is of the waves. Life on earth (our true genealogy) began in the oceans of the blue dot (aka: Earth, Tera, Gaia or ….). At the symbols center is a Star which stands for our destiny to explore and inhabit the stars. Hence the Latin - Ab Oceanus Ad Astra - From the ocean to the stars.
I originally created this symbol in felt marker in the late 70’s.
FEEDBACK would be greatly appreciated. So dear Solstice Calendar tourist please click on “comment” and share your thoughts.
PS: I am thinking of surrounding the Ab Oceanus Ab Astra symbol with 23 stars representing the 23 chromosomes of the human (homo sapien) genome. What do you think?
PPS: In the words of Saunt Timothy O’Leary “Rise Above the Gene Pool and Think For Yourself”