"Smiling again, she went to open the curtains, gathering the morning sun about her. She looked like a Botticelli madonna. Any man would want to fall and worship, but she wouldn’t won’t that from him."--from The Reformer, by Jaima Fixsen
Residents of some areas of Ireland say that if you have something you wish to happen, you "give it to the pebble." Carry a stone in your hand as you circle the Litha bonfire, and whisper your request to the stone -- "heal my mother" or "help me be more courageous", for example. After your third turn around the fire, toss the stone into the flames.