Happy May Day!
One of our favorite holidays. In Paris right now, streets are filled with the delicious sweet lemony scent of lilies-of-the-valley (muguets), being sold from florists and by more impromptu vendors at every street corner, as it’s traditional to offer bouquets to one’s friends and family and loved ones to “porte bonheur” (to bring good luck, or more literally, happiness).
My husband and I celebrate this day as our anniversary (it’s when we first went out together). When we bought our first (and still current) house, we moved in in January. You can imagine our reaction when, in the spring, all around the base of it, lilies-of-the-valley came out and surrounded the whole house with this sweet, fortunate scent of happiness.
Que ce petit brin de muguet vous porte bonheur!
May this lily-of-the-valley bring you happiness and fortune as well.