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May Day: The Perfect Sunday

Topic #233: Describe the perfect Sunday.

May Day is the perfect Sunday. Traditions, Mawrtyrs, strawberries and cream, the May Hole, Step Sing, The Philadelphia Story, drinks on the Green: all set against the unparalleled backdrop of Bryn Mawr College — how could a Sunday be better? Ordinarily, I’m not especially attached to any particular day, but Bryn Mawr’s May Day is always on Sunday, and every May Day I have attended has been glorious. Continue reading

Missing May Day

Strawberries and cream with mimosas: an excellent way to start a May Day

Today is May Day, and I am in Minnesota. May Day is the last of Bryn Mawr’s four big Traditions, and this year is the first May Day I’ve missed since I first discovered Bryn  Mawr College’s May Day. Despite the fact that I am 1,200 miles away from the festivities at Bryn Mawr, despite the fact that I am an alum, today is still May Day, and May Day will always mean Bryn Mawr to me before International Workers’ Day, or Beltane, or anything else. I will always be a Mawrtyr at heart. Continue reading

Musical Memories: As Cool As I Am

There are certain songs I can’t listen to without thinking of a corresponding memory. It’s not necessarily that the song is particularly fitting — it’s not as though the song would be part of the soundtrack were my life made into a movie. The lyrics don’t always match up to the moment. Still, the song is linked to that memory.

Dar Williams’ “As Cool As I Am” is a pretty much perfect example of what I mean. I adore that song. It is, in many ways, the theme song of my college. It has a special place in my heart for its value to my college community. Although the first time I ever heard the song was when Dar performed it in Goodhart Auditorium right before my freshman year at Bryn Mawr began (pretty awesome introduction, right?), it will alway remind me of May Day at Bryn Mawr.

The May Hole Dance, May Day 2010

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