The Flower Fields
Ovid recalled the release of salacious and fertile goats and hares while the crowds gathered to celebrate the Roman festival of spring and rebirth Floralia pelted themselves with vetches each May 1.
This rite of spring is the rootstalk from which May Day now stems. The workers of the world gather, steel themselves, march on.
What we’re saying is: today is a good day for flowers or the haymarket. It’s a good day to walk with someone or march with someone. It’s a good day for what we will. If you have a bike and a satchel handy, meet us. We’re pedaling to a picnic by the water in the breeze.
photo by Katie Ann Denis