Monday, May 1, 2017

May Day, Beltane Greetings

"Sweet May hath come to love us,
Flowers, trees, their blossoms don;
And through the blue heavens above us
The very clouds move on."
  Heinrich Heine

Hi all.  Been having some crazy up and down weather here in Brooklyn.  Up in the 80's over the weekend, then back down to the 60's yesterday.  This is my last week of school this semester so I'm hoping to have some nice weather so I can spend some time in the park.  Also received my Silver Sneakers card and plan on taking up some chair yoga at the gym.  For those who don't know, and I was one of them until recently, Silver Sneakers is a free gym program for senior citizens.  My plan just got it this year.  

May Day. Beltane. The height of spring. A day to spend in nature, a day to celebrate new beginnings. The fairies are 'a dancin'. Nope. Don't want to spend this day cooped up in a library. Feels kind of cool out, but I'm just going to bundle up and head on over to one of my favorite spots in the city, the land of my ancestors. Can't be that cold can it?

Spring sure has sprung at Brooklyn College.   So beautiful.  I come alive at this time of year.  What a perfect time for the Arthritis Foundation to have a 21 day challenge to walk 30 minutes a day if physically possible.  Charging my tracker and ready to go.

So I dropped out of my doctorate program.  I don't know if I made a mistake or not, but I just wasn't getting the best vibes from the school.  They would only allow one course at a time and one lesson a week.  So, for my first course I sent my first lesson on a Friday.  That meant I had to wait until the following Friday to submit another lesson, even if I was done earlier.  With 15 lessons in the course, that's a full 15 weeks for ONE course only.  Then I could move onto the next which was 16 lessons.  That would be another 16 weeks.  That is 31 weeks for only two courses, over half a year, and I had 11 more courses to go.  Heck, I'm 70 years old.  I'd be in my 80's when I finished. 

Have a good one.


  1. Beltane blessings, Mary -- enjoy your day in the park! And I love the name "Silver Sneakers" -- perfect!

  2. Hi Mary! Many blessings to you. I didn't realize you changed blogs.... Nice to read you again... Georgina

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  4. I really likes your blog! You have shared the whole concept really well and very beautifully soulful read!
    Thanks for sharing