Happy May All!
May is a month that wears sequins. It is comfortable in itself, knows it’s worth and pushes the most doughy couch potato out into the world to grow and blossom like the rest of Nature. May 1st is a date that can dress up as a holiday focused on the coming summer and fertility of spring or cause one to chant, “The people united will never be defeated”. It invites perfectly sensible people to randomly give flowers in baskets of reed or wrapped in paper to perfect strangers. A few of the kids in the neighborhood rang the doorbell and left flowers on the porch. They, the kids, not the flowers, were in “sneak” mode and clomped down the stairs giggling. As I went to the door I thought, this is why children are not spies, they are too delighted by life to actually know that part of their standard features includes a “silent mode”. I was tickled by the kids, the clomp and flowers and I could hear May chuckling to itself. May demands dancing around a May pole and singing songs of gratitude (or attitude). The first of the May causes one to dredge the memory to the words of the “Lusty Month of May” from the musical Camelot and sing with great feeling or at least try to mimic Julie Andrew’s bright clip. My husband just pointed out that not every body’s memory includes references from Broadway musicals, so if yours doesn’t I’m sure there is an app for that. If romantic frolicking or flowers are not your thing, May 1st’s versatility also gives all the opportunity to stand up for the rights of workers worldwide and do the appropriate chanting. Did I mention that May 1st is also Save the Rhino Day? All I’m saying is May skips the introductions and starts a relationship with everybody!
I had lovely time with Vince Brown at Swing last week.There was much heckling, and much “off the cuff” songifying mixed in with some jazz. I particularly enjoyed the Metallica song request from one of our fans. I like the challenge. I’ll see what I can come up with…We had so much fun, we are doing it again tomorrow night 5/3 at The Spar 8pm-11. Vince and I will also be Olympia Senior Center Friday (5/3) for the Happy Hour 5:30-6:30. Fergit your troubles come on get happy!