Why do I enjoy the month of May? Throughout the years, May has become an interesting month, at least for me. When deciding what to make of my first come back post, I decided to share it on the first day of May because there are a lot of things to say about this month.
May was named after the Greek goddess – Maia– who is identified in the Roman Era as the goddess of Fertility. Yes, I did some research!
May is the month when flowers and trees start to bloom again, announcing the end of a cold and long winter, at least in Canada.
It is also when the days start getting longer and the sun starts to shine bright. It all sounds as if May is almost the perfect month of the year. Who would argue, right? Longer and warmer days, while the beauty of flowers follows us everywhere, even at convenience stores.
On the other hand, the month of May also means that a third of the year is already gone. Where did time go? I remember having dinner with my family, wearing a fancy outfit during New Year’s Eve, and it just feels like it happened last week. What is it about time that goes by so fast and we don’t even notice? Back when we were kids, everyone is in such a hurry to grow up and be adults. Today, are we in a hurry to grow older, or do we want to go back in time and be kids again?
Ok, back to May…
May is also the month for Mother’s Day. At the same time, May is the month of devotion to the Virgin Mary. I don’t think this was chosen arbitrarily, because Mary as the mother of Jesus is celebrated when we celebrate and commemorate our own mothers. Now, it really depends on your location, because not every country celebrates Mother’s Day in May. Aside from this, shouldn’t I be honored as well? You know, Maria, Virgin Mary. Yes? No?
Speaking of celebrating and honoring, May’s birthstone is Emerald. Emerald is a precious stone that is worth a lot of money. One carat of Emerald can be worth $500. Emerald and White Gold is a common combination of engagement rings. So, if someone out there is trying to impress me, you can for sure do so with an Emerald and White Gold ring.
Guess what! Emerald represents love and success. So then, why is there a superstition that May is not a good month to tight the knot? Yes, even if you already got your Emerald and White Gold ring.
“Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day.” -Anonymus
Thoughts on May?