“What is so rare as a day in June?” Robert Lowell may have said it, but seemingly each June my pastor would quote this and answer himself, “Two days in June.” So what’s so special about June? June is…a time to honor Dads; a time for “moving ups” and graduations; a time for weddings and anniversaries; a time for dance recitals and instrumental concerts and vocal presentations; a time for school sports finales and tournaments; a time for the last day of school, a day pulsing with excitement and relief; a time for family vacations and camp; a time to be outdoors; a time for sunscreen and bug spray; a time for gardening , and patios and screened-in porches; a time for BBQs and picnics; a time for potluck by the river; a time for the pool, the pond, the lake, the beach; a time for the summer solstice when the most hours of daylight are possible.
Try to say June without smiling . Just the word evokes visions of sunshine, birds singing, flowers blooming, celebration and relaxation. June brings back memories and promises to create new ones.
So, yes, what IS so rare as a day in June? Thirty days in June. May you enjoy each one.
© Dorothy C. Judd
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