On Wed, 4 May 1994 08:39:29 -0700 Anelle Kloski said:
>May Day in the S.F. Bay Area: I and my family left our house at 5 a.m.
>for Inspiration Point in Berkeley. When we arrived at 5:30, the
>Morris dancers were warming up. They danced until around 7, when they
>ended with a large circle into which everyone was invited. There were
>perhaps 200 people watching. A person in a bear-headed costume wandered
>around and through the dances, and a Green Man (plastic ferns all over)
>attracted a small parade of children behind him. It was very festive and
>many observers were dressed in High Renaissance, or some such. It was a
>clear morning and when the sun rose, a great cheer went up. One person
>splashed something (which looked like Glenlivet) toward the sun.
>... Our kids think we are
>nuts, of course, but they should be used to us by now.
even only a very few years past had i witnessed such an event i'd
have dismissed it as a bunch of nuts or as devil worship or whatever.
(btw, i was raised middle class usa and am over 50) now, thanks to
e-mail and lists such as this and thanks especially to each and everyone
who shares/contributes, i am much more tolerant, not to mention interested.
for many years i have believed we should get our (usa) education
system back to the basics. but now feel a course or two in junior
high about cultural practices and tolerance might be quite worthwhile.
it is sad that many millions of us (personal suspicion) are "educated"
without being "educated" about life.
apology. this is not a celtic comment. but i wanted to express my