Perhaps it's only fitting that I've been rereading Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, as "May Day" plays an important role in it. The narrtor riffs on how that code term connects to m'aidez, "help me" en francais.
But on this May Day, I don't think that any help is necessary. Rather, I'm conjuring up images of festive maypoles (which I adore, athough Mad Men has sullied them for me a bit).
May this month bring many flowers, both literal and symbolic!