Living: Summer Solstice.

"Real needfire—from which Midsummer fires
should be lit—can only be made by rubbing
two pieces of wood together; but when first we
planned the rites, Rose and I spent an hour at this
without raising so much as a spark. So we decided
it would be pagan enough if we took the matches
to the tower and lit a taper."

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, 1949


News from Nowhere and Reed Wilson