Dances of Time: Summer Picture

Then there's summer... Heat! Fun! Joy! The sun touches the hills with it's bright fingers, and makes everything seen... everything is revealed! This is a time of beauty, love, strength, energy, and the promise of the fruitfulness to come. It seems a carefree time, yet in the knowledge of life, is the knowledge of death, and beauty is but transitory. We celebrate life, and the triumph of light, but we also acknowledge the death to come.

In Chinese Mythology, the Red Phoenix is associated with summer, and represents the virtue of knowledge. The phoenix is a universal symbol of resurrection and immortality, of death and rebirth. The spirit of Summer is emerging again...
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