How did Beltaine/May Day get translated into International Workers' Day? I'm not sure that I see a connection, but there it is. Of course, International Workers' Day seems a trifle too socialist/communist for the US, so we don't celebrate our workforce until September. Of course, today was the day that many took off to protest the recent anti-immigration sentiment that has been stirred up in the media recently - I say "stirred up" because there has been nothing really new happening, and yet immigration policy has become the hot issue in the past several weeks. I do believe that I've become officially jaded.
Today was another beautiful day. I would have felt like having a naked day again, but I was at work - a place that does not induce the desire to be naked in me. I did, however, manage to waste most of the day on craigslist. I've decided that some dating while waiting for CollegeFriend to show up (and gauge the depth of feeling in that relationship) is okay. There have been no commitments, per se, but I am interested in keeping the door open to see what will happen when he arrives.
I know that all 3 of you who drop by on a regular basis have been dying to know what the "I" section of my CDs contain. It really shouldn't be much of a surprise, though, since I've never been much of an INXS fan...that leaves the following CDs by the Indigo Girls in my collection (yes, that's right, they are the only "I"s I have):
Strange Fire - the 2nd CD I owned by them. They look so young on the cover!
Indigo Girls - this self-titled CD was the first I had. It was this tour that I went to see. I sat in the rain under a trash bag. They were beautiful!
Nomads, Indians, Saints - This is perhaps my least favorite album.
Rites of Passage - Ghost is haunting...and it always reminds me of the first woman I was in love with.
Swamp Ophelia - the title track of this CD always makes me think of the hot, humid DC summers.
1200 Curfews - I just love their cover of Dylan's Tangled up in Blue.
Shaming of the Sun - Just this: "We own nothing, Nothing is ours, Not even love so fierce, It burns like baby stars. But this poverty is our greatest gift. The weightlessness of us as things around begin to shift."
Come On Now Social - They got a bit back to their southern roots in this one.
Become You - I really wasn't as into this one as I was the previous. I think that my tastes started to shift a bit.
Rarities - This is the most recent one I picked up. Haven't given it a fair listen.
The Indigo Girls were really the music that dominated my 20s. At one time, I contemplated becoming a road-groupie, in the manner of Deadheads. And I was once known to utter the phrase, "I want to have Amy Ray's baby!"
I'm interested to know about what other Is I might be missing, but I'm also interested in what band held such sway over you for so long.
Peace and a blessed, joyful Beltaine to you all.