When little kids are happily running ribbons around a May Pole, I wonder how many folks know that it comes from an ancient pagan ritual celebrating fertility rites of Spring. Adolescents ran themselves in circles inducing a euphoric frenzy of sexual appetite that resulted in, well, the obvious outcome.
Of course, that’s just one of the ancient rituals we’ve tamed to fit our more “civilized” world. Given the astonishing lack of civility in even our highest government office now, perhaps some of those ancient rituals seem not so crude after all.
But, hey, it’s May 1st!!! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming – AND THE HUMMINGBIRDS ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Imagine a picture here – I vow to conquer that technical hurdle really soon….)