"All August is condensed in this one day.
The golden cup of summer runneth over."
~ Slicer ~
Good bye August! Good bye Summer!
~ August 1, 2020 ~
. . . a golden summer day!
The above homage to August by the near - anonymous Slicer came into my life late in the summer of 1975, just as I was beginning my first semester of college. After all these years, the identity of the mysterious Slicer remains unknown to me -- no first name, no dates ever given and none found, so far, on the internet.
For me, Slicer's golden imagery has always signified the end of summer, the return to school, the beginning of fall -- ready or not! Yet, somehow this year, for the first time, it seems to evoke not the conclusion of August but the onset. Not the last day but the first: Lughnasa, the Feast of the First Fruits!
As Lammastide begins, enjoy some fresh fruits and veggies, and feel the first stirrings of autumn deep within your summer soul!