The word for June is... 'Determination'.
If you look up determination, you'll find there are two meanings to the word: firmness of purpose and a process of discovery. That's the exact word for June. We've all had so much happen in May, so many upheavals, not to mention the losses. June, the dust will settle. Some will go to the next step, some will still be wondering what happened and trying to make sense of it all. Regardless, we're all better off if we realize we're not in the same place we were.
Jeannie Daniel Duck wrote a wonderful book about change, The Change Monster. In it she described the process of change and was one of the first to add a phase to the change process where everything is in flux - not what it was, but not yet what it will be. She called that phase, determination. The whole month of June and quite possibly beyond will be frustratingly unclear, like jello before it goes in the fridge, wiggly-jiggly slush. To the best extent possible flow with this. Best not to push the river, let the energy of discovery carry you along. As Rilke said, "... Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
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- David Cohen, National cartoonist and musician, Asheville, NC, Fall, 2016