Is it just me: this spring I'm just blown away by the flowers!! Mr. Dot said it's because we had such a cold and rainy few months, but there is just this explosion right now (and it's also making me really sleepy: hay fever). So, I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of May Day, which is this Saturday.
Why have we (globally) stopped celebrating it? If you have a moment, check out the wikipedia definition. How did a pre-Christian, 'pagan', possibly Roman celebration of the goddess Flora (for flowers) somehow morph into the pedestrian, rather masculine (but no less important) Labour Day in many countries?
How did the Maypole somehow transform into pole dancing? How did 'May Day' become synonymous with war, and danger?
Let's bring it back! This saturday, let's dance! Barefoot. Outdoors. And to celebrate, I vow to virtually crown one lucky girl Polka Dot Princess of the Maypole, and perhaps, for the runner up, a role of Attendant. It's not too late: just join my new facebook club, you've been dotted, and follow the easy steps. You don't have to upload your own photo if you're feeling sqeamish about it, just 'like' the ones you do. You can 'like' them all: I do.
Thank you for your lovely comments on yesterday's love love love post (well, thank you all always for your comments, it makes my day, even when it's not May Day). Oh and when I posted this, Mr. Dot said 'you're using those girls a lot, Jill' but they're my Muses. Some of my Muses. Everyone I meet and Dot becomes, in a sense, a Muse. You all inspire me!! xox