Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day, in a Good Way

May Day
Originally uploaded by Meegan Blue.

I've had this thing about May Day ever since I was little. I love it more than I can say. In Lower School we used to do the May Pole dance, and make paper cones full of flowers to adorn the doors of those we love. So Zöe and I decided to embrace May Day today, sneaking from house to house with our doorknob creations. I don't need to tell you that Zöe is an excellent sneaker, or that I thought of my grandmother (my fellow May Day lover) with each one of Zöe's bouncing, zig-zagging secret steps. And when Max came home from school boasting a paper cone of his own, billowing with pipe cleaner and paper flowers, the tradition was complete.

Happy May Day! Happy Spring!

Meegan & Zöe (and Max too!)


capello said...

i wish may day was more popular here.

i'm always looking for an excuse to get more flowers!

jojo* said...

Hee hee! This sounds like such a fun bonding mother-daughter experience. What a great idea! And so pretty too.

beki said...

How fun! I've never heard of that tradition. I guess May Day isn't too popular around here.


Thanks so much for the flowers. We loved our surprise. We even posted a picture at Karate Kitties!

Anonymous said...

Meegan Blue! How cute are you!!? kristin ransom

andrea said...

omg, I can't tell you what a treat it was to find that bright little red cone filled with fresh flowers hanging on my door...! thank you, thank you, thank you!

and I love seeing all the doors you where you left your magic little flowers... love! I have vague memories of doing this is as a child. I looove the idea behind it... such a lovely tradition.