The Summer solstice is the longest day of the year – a time when people celebrate journeying from darkness to light. It is the Midsummer national holiday in my ancestors’ home of Finland where I’ve joined family dances circling around bonfires that lit up the night skies and bathed in saunas that purified the body and soul. We took a moment to reconnect with nature. Last night, standing on the shores of Lake Michigan, gazing out as the sun set onto this vast expanse of water, I felt full appreciation for the nourishment and beauty of this treasure. Wishing all of you the same gratitude and awe for the freshwater systems that nourish and sustain our world.
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