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Reality Is Thin Enough

The Heart of the Beast May Day Parade has been a huge part of my life since I was a young adult. I’ve taken my son nearly every year of his life. Yet there have been rumblings for a while that the organization is struggling, like many other arts organizations locally and nationally. From MPR:

For 45 years, the May Day parade has ranked up there with robins and daffodils as a sign of spring’s arrival in the Powderhorn neighborhood of south Minneapolis. But now, financial setbacks have made the parade’s future uncertain.

I do hope they are able to continue. After traveling to other countries I’ve seen how some value and fund the arts in a more sustainable way. It makes me even more disgusted by what gets prioritized in the US (along with the greater disparities between rich and poor). We already have an incredibly busy weekend ahead but there’s no way I’m going to miss Sunday’s parade. And I will enjoy the heck out of it. Keeping to that theme, how about Five More Things I Have Enjoyed recently:

Olive the cat, patiently waiting for a treat in the kitchen

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