Changing times, as Enda's story nears final chapter
Bealtaine, Enda Kenny explained, is that time of year when Irish people look ahead to the start of something new.
A celebration of the return of life. A period for renewal and reawakening. The transition between spring and summer.
It was a compelling analogy chosen for the Taoiseach's keynote speech in Montreal, given that he himself is the centrepiece of the change soon expected in the political landscape at home.