When we celebrate Midsummer's Day (June 20th this year and more properly called the solstice) we are celebrating the day the Sun literally stands still before reversing direction. This is the gear that keeps the seasons flowing onward in their course … something surely worth celebrating. But we're also aware of the hesitation inherent in that pause, the question of "will it or won't it go on as it's always done?” We sense that we can never take the answer for granted.
The solstice is also the longest day of the year which, in turn, means the shortest night - not so well suited for dreaming, you may say: I’d say you might need to do your dreaming during the day. It's that longest day of the year that we're observing here, the tipping point, with all its anticipated revels and confusions, and there are dreams of all sorts on display, from Ofra Haza’s “Slave Dream” to the dream of peace itself.
Welcome to the sweet chaos of the Midsummer Dreams.