Today, is either the summer or winter solstice, depending on your hemisphere of choice. For us in the northern one, it’s the summer solstice. You might ask, “Uh… so what? That sounds like some hippie-dippie stuff.”
With a firm lack of general times and markers for practicing Stoics (we ain’t got holidays), the Society of Epictetus has chosen the solstices as times to set aside and for special note. For the theists among us (for whom SoE might be of interest), it’s a time to ponder nature, God, the cosmos, and our place in it.
It also so happens that this year’s Summer Solstice also coincides with a full moon. Something that hasn’t happened since 1948, or so the internet tells me. Just an interesting aside.
So, as a practicing Stoic: how do you (if you do) plan to make use of this new tradition of ours? Time spent out of doors with family? Let me know in the comments.