The summer solstice has passed and the atoms are pulsing faster with the extra energy from the sun. Yesterday, when I drove through downtown Los Angeles, it was a wash in the gold of the light and the yellow basketball jerseys from the Lakers parade. The grit of the city was glittering and all where in an upbeat mood. In the evening, with the sun hanging extra long above the horizon before sunset, people in front of a Target store stood around, with smiles on their faces, hugging puppies. This may be a new form of therapy and it was free, as the sign said, “Free puppies.” I think the summer and winter solstices are points in and out of time where the temporal and eternal merge together if only for a nanosecond.
In a google search I found that "Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky." I think time on these days stands still too.