Moreover, it is the First of May. This year the traditional celebration of Mayday has been banished to next week, the 8th May to be precise.
I remember seeing women in the Cyclades one Easter painting the lines between the paving stones of the alleys, as well as the steps and lintels of their homes, not to mention all the quaint receptacles, from old saucepans to retired chamber pots, from recycled feta tins to old sinks and other sanitary ware , that find a new life as plant pots.
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