Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy May Day!

"May Day brings the winds of change."

Sunday was the annual MayDay parade and festival put on by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. I LOVE this event. I love it for many reasons, including:
  • it is a sensory spectacle full of amazing sights and sounds
  • it marks the arrival of Spring
  • it is truly a community event that involves people of all ages and of many backgrounds in the audience, in the participants and performers and in the volunteers
  • it is rooted in a meaningful message expressed through a theme. this year's message states:

HOBT’s MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival has always been rooted in two important traditional celebrations—the celebration of the Green Root of Earth’s green energy rising in Spring, and the Red Root of human work energy rising from mind, heart and hand.

Our theme this year celebrates the merging of the red and green energies of the world. We cheer on the great merging of the human social justice movements with the environmental movements to remember humans as responsible relatives of the earth.

As we experience the failure of our economic systems built on debt, consumer waste, the theft and sickening of earth resources, we gather to rebuild an economic system that protects and sustains our Earth as a “Common Treasury for All.”

Walking and spinning (and getting a belly tan)!

As I mentioned in my last post, I brought Tchazo with me. We met up with a bunch of friends and my sister at the park. After the parade, Tchazo and I headed home the way we came: on foot. By the time we got home, Tchazo was so parched he drank a whole bowl of water. I was so starved that Paul and headed straight out to partake in a little unhealthy food. We went to The Wienery, which is a little hole in the wall place on the West Bank.

Judging by the sign, one would not think there would be much for a vegetarian to eat, but that would be wrong. The Wienery boasts 3, count 'em, 3 vegetarian dogs (tofu, bratwurst and italian) as a base onto which all sorts of ingredients can be added. But, the real star is their french fries, which are ordered by the potato. As if that wasn't all fantastic enough, the combo price for a dog with toppings, a potato's worth of fries, and a bottomless cup of soda is $5. For reals. Here is a link to their menu since it isn't on their own website.

1 comment:

  1. a) we have to go to the weinery when jill and i come visit
    b) yay for spring!
    c) hairy men in half-shirts - YIKES!


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