Life! What amazing forms life takes! Scientists published this new look at our extended family tree just in time for our Beltane celebrations of life, and Mark Green pointed out how similar it looks to a maypole. Perfect for Beltane!
Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago, and at least for my family, celebrations have already started with our CUUPS Beltane ritual last night. It was especially fitting to see the celebrant hold the ritual wearing a shirt with a Mexican Day of the Dead skull, reminding us of the symmetry of life and death, of Beltane and Samhain – as Glenys does here. And did you see the Edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival? Wow – 12,000 people celebrating Beltane! I’d love to make it to that some year. For some of us, the celebrations will be later this week – the actual midpoint between the Equinox and the Solstice is May 5th. However you are celebrating, may your be celebration be blessed.