Posts tagged "May Day"
Holding It All

Holding It All

It’s May 1… In the Celtic calendar the day is called Beltaine, and is one of the Cross Quarter Days, halfway between Spring Equinox, and Summer Solstice, the height of Spring.  Time to celebrate!  Enjoy!  Right? Easier said than done, sometimes. What’s been coming up for me is the challenge of “holding it all”:  the glory...
Life and Death

Life and Death

Happy May Day! The First of May is celebrated widely and diversely. The Writers Almanac surveys the many different ways May 1st is, and has been, observed across the years. In addition to celebrating, with open heart and all  my senses, the earth’s great efflorescing, I like to mark the march of seasons. (Effloresce was my word of the day today. It’s a...
As long as this exists... (Happy) May Day!

As long as this exists… (Happy) May Day!

As long as this exists… “As long as this exists,” I thought, “and I may live to see it, this sunshine, the cloudless skies, while this lasts, I cannot be unhappy.  The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the...
Dance! There's No Tomorrow!

Dance! There’s No Tomorrow!

Today is May Day, half way between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, also called Beltane. What better way to celebrate this ebullient and delicious turning than to Dance!  I started to write Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow! but then I thought better, and left out the ‘Like’, because there IS no tomorrow, there’s only today! A...