Some hold things up, some hold back things, some protect us, some restrict us. Some have several purposes.
We built a wall. We constructed it 37 years ago. It was built to hold back earth and keep the bank eroding when our long driveway was bulldozed through to construct our house. It protected our driveway and our neighbor's already existing hedge and fence from erosion.
We built it out of broken, recycled concrete that we picked out of a recycle yard, one heavy chunk at a time. We hauled it home in our old pick up truck for $1.00 a load. We had more time than money and we were young. We spent one whole summer building that 300 foot wall that went from the street clear into the back, where we terraced the sloping back yard.
The green house was later even built over that wall.
The plants on that wall, the white candy tuft and the yellow basket of gold, were all started from seed.Other plants were added, all from starts that cost us nothing.
And every year, in May, that wall blooms.
It's a bloomin' wall!
Today is May Day. Here in our city there will be protests. One protest march will be about immigration. There will be signs and chants about "that wall".
But we will be staying home. We will be celebrating May Day as we used to as kids, with flowers. Flowers on our blooming wall.
May your May Day be floriferous, and your walls be kind.