Summer is alot of folks favorite season; I'm more of the 'down seasons' --- Autumn, Winter --- kinda guy, but I have a lot of sunshine daydreaming summer loving have-me-a-blast kind of friends, so I get it.
Summer is about doing things, being active, sharing with friends, celebrating and playing. We've made it through the dark nights of Winter, we've come through the deluges and changes of Spring, we've seen what's been planted begin to take hold, to grow, to become fecund and formed. It's a reassurance of life, of goodness, of the cycle coming to fullness.
However, did you ever wonder where the word "Summer" originates from? Turns out, through a lot of development, it comes down to us from the old Sanskrit base language, PIE. Actually, PIE, or Proto-Indo-European, is the acknowledged base language for the majority of language groups on the planet, and one of the reasons we see easy cognates in both Germanic and Romance languages.
So, Summer simply means 'halfway' - think of the great cognate you know and use - 'semi'. Half of something, in this case, half of the year. Reckoning a beginning at the WInter Solstice, when it seems that even the sun itself is born, and coming through the cycle until this point... halfway. Midsummers Night; go ahead, have a dream and celebrate your "Puckyness".
Reckon it then, will you. We're halfway away from something and halfway to something - quite in the middle. In the height of the velocity or the bell curve, out of the rise on the plateau and perhaps headed for a long downslope. Sure, the days get shorter, then the nights become predominant as it cools. The energy recedes in the down seasons, until in the depth of Winter, we find ourselves at the hearth, contained, introspective, reflective and thankful for all those 'acorns' we stocked away for later.
Celebrate the season, and celebrate being halfway to something or halfway away from something else. Recognize the cycles, the seasons, the changes as we watch energy ebb and flow, rise and fall. Enjoy - feel what you are doing and then do what you are feeling!!
Give thanks and praise!