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It’s May

May 1, 2013

One of my favorite stories is that of King Arthur of Camelot.  It is a legend that gives an idealistic view of life with complicated and inappropriate relations and tragedy… and an ending with bright rays of hope.


One of my favorite Broadway shows and movies is Camelot, by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, a musical version of the Arthurian legend.  And one of my favorite songs in the show and movie is The Lusty Month of May.  The show’s soundtrack has Julie Andrews singing this song while the movie has Vanessa Redgrave singing it.  Two distinctly different voices and styles but two great performances.


I recorded both versions and for years I called numerous friends and played it for them on May 1st.  By now I could call them and play it without any intro and they know it’s me.  One year I decided to stop doing it and I got calls asking if I was ok since they did not get the call.


May 1st brings the cheerful anticipation of the end of winter and the beginning of warm weather, flowers blooming and trees waking up with their green leaves. It represents to me a happy transition to bright feelings and happy thoughts.  Feel Good!  Welcome to May!


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2013 1:17 pm

    May brings me great pleasure as well. I love the fact the life is re-awakening from the dormancy of winter!

  2. Christine permalink
    May 1, 2013 9:16 pm

    I wait for this all spring…It’s May, it’s May…the merry-est month of May indeed! And what a beautiful day today. Each year I can’t wait for Ed to write, call, or blog to signal the 1st of May; a beautiful month full of hope, heralding not just a romantic, idealistic story, (or perfect song) but a way of life; fun, love, awakenings and a little mischief…
    A very special tradition that puts a very big smile on my face. Last night I smiled knowing I’d hear from the most reliable, Merriest Merry May Anniversary-Maker himself… A lovely tradition, from a lovely person. Thanks for the breath of fresh air!

  3. May 2, 2013 3:04 am

    Thanks to two good friends – Jacquie and Christine. I love doing this…

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