Today is Midsummer on the official calendar for whatever that’s worth because Monday was the first day of Summer – you can’t explain that!
But as it is Midsummer’s Night, the Seelie Court of the daione sidhe led by their Queen will be out enjoying their revels. And Amadan na Briona, the Fool of the Forth, and his coursers from the Unseelie Court will ride the night on the wild hunt. To be seen by them is to be lost forever! So set the proper wards and carry sharpened true silver just in case. And we leave the last words, of course, to Shakespeare:
If we shadows have offended,Think but this, and all is mended—That you have but slumbered hereWhile these visions did appear.And this weak and idle theme,No more yielding but a dream,Gentles, do not reprehend.If you pardon, we will mend.And, as I am an honest Puck,If we have unearnèd luckNow to ’scape the serpent’s tongue,We will make amends ere long.Else the Puck a liar call.So good night unto you all.Give me your hands if we be friends,And Robin shall restore amends.