Offered by Susan Kline
Do you ever feel like you want to shout that very sentiment? The month of May is one for celebration and this year is no exception. Sometimes we don’t need a special occasion to feel exhilarated, however. This morning, for instance, on an early morning walk, the sun was just coming up, and it had finished raining about 30 minutes earlier. The Spring fragrances of flowering trees, wet grasses, tulips and their good buddies, crocuses, made my experience very special and a definite feeling of Oh! Happy Day! came to mind. Taking in all of the affects those moments had on my senses made today’s morning walk one to remember.
If we think about all of the special occasions that happen in May, we could list Mother’s Day, coming early in the month, proms that didn’t already happen in April, Graduations of all ages and levels of education, children finishing their programs and looking for activities for the summer, and a multitude of events being announced for the summer vacation that is just around the corner. We’re ready to break out and enjoy the good weather that’s coming and the ability to spend more time outdoors.
Do read this month’s magazine to find out about all the new things happening in Brighton and surrounding areas. Once again, we’ve been privileged to advertise many new businesses and are able to bring to your attention the activities that are happening very soon. We hope you enjoy finding out what’s in your own back yard!
Below are several poems that describe the coming month. We hope you enjoy them!
“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.”
– Robert Frost
“If it’s drama that you sigh for, plant a garden and you’ll get it. You
will know the thrill of battle fighting foes that will beset it. If you long for
entertainment and for pageantry most glowing, plant a garden and this
summer spend your time with green things growing.”
– Edward A. Guest, Plant a Garden
Wishing you many Happy May Days,