No maypoles here in upstate New York that I know of. No sunshine yesterday, either. Rain and gloom ruled the day. But we were so much luckier than others - record one day rain to the east and south of us, tremendous flooding in northwest Florida, a street collapse in Baltimore, and the out of whack weather punishes people around the world again and again.
I wish so we could send the rain to Wichita Falls, Texas.
But, somewhere, the sun is shining and people are dancing around maypoles.
I have vague memories of dancing around a maypole. It was probably at my elementary school in the Bronx, in New York City, where I grew up. It may have even been something called Dance Festival.
In some parts of the world, maypole dancing is an art.
What is dancing around the maypole like? Well, it involves ribbons, dancers and some intricate steps.
What about us in upstate New York? It's foggy right now. The rain is supposed to clear out in the afternoon with temperatures reaching near 70F (21 C).
Is dancing on the first day of May part of your culture?