Modified on: May 31, 2018
PUCK: How now, spirit! whither wander you?
FAIRY: …I do wander every where,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere.
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green…
Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I’ll be gone:
Our queen and all our elves come here anon.
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2.1.1-13)
On Thursday, June 21 at 7:00pm, we will celebrate the Summer Solstice. This is the festival of the Sun at its height, the fullness of summer, Midsummer Night.
It is a night of fairies, and of magic. It will be a night of drums.
On the grassy lawn at UUCS, a drum circle will gather at 6:30 for all who would like to join in. We will have extra drums for any who would like to try their hand.
At 7:00 we will share in a brief meditation on the Sun at its apex and the world full of energy and light. And then the drums will take us into the night.
Come celebrate. If rain accompanies us we will circle inside the church under our skylight. Either way, it will be a night for ecstasy, and joy, and life.
It will be a night of fairies—if you know any, encourage them to come and to bring their wings. Happily, this will not be a school night.
It will be a night of drums. Bring yours.
OBERON, King of the Fairies:
Through the house give gathering light,
By the dead and drowsy fire:
Every elf and fairy sprite
Hop as light as bird from brier;
And this ditty, after me,
Sing, and dance it trippingly.
TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies:
…Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 5.1.408-417)
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