Sunday, April 8, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

Today is Easter.  We don't really do religious holidays.   Our trust in the Christian church has been sullied over the years, but that's another story.  When the kids were little, we did the egg hunt thing.  We actually did a spontaneous one last year.  For some reason, we had some hollow plastic eggs, so I hid some, and a few choice eggs had various amounts of cash in them.  That was one way to get teens to participate in an egg hunt.  I can't remember what led to it, but there were riches won.
"Ninja Eggs"
by a manga / anime artist friend

A friend of mine who also doesn't do anything particularly special for Easter says she explained the Christian Easter story with her young son who asked, "Did he look like a zombie?", referring to Jesus after the 3 days.  Seemed like a perceptive question to me.

But it is a nice spring day, and I am thinking "resurrective" thoughts. Maybe Easter would be a better time than New Year's for resolutions.  This was a good busy week and one of purposeful feeling work, and I almost forgot my pledge of saying "no" when I should.  But then I remembered and it's all good.

Happy Easter!  May it be resurrective and fertile!


D.Shawnte said...

That's so cute! xD I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Easter Sunday :).

agg79 said...

Happy Easter to you and your tribe as well! I like your idea of resurrective thoughts at this time of year. Makes sense to me.

ShadowRun300 said...

Funny you should mention your faith being sullied over the years... hubby and I had a discussion about church during our walk tonight. We're a little disappointed in our particular church. Don't want to get into the details, but we had a lot of questions.
Glad to hear you "Just said NO!" :)
And great idea that Easter should be the holiday we start anew! I can see it as a time to be resurrective, but fertile? God, I hope not.

Scott said...

Thank you--and so may yours be!

terri said...

We still do the religious holidays. Mainly because all of our family are very nearby and we're expected to participate. We went along with it. We just skipped the church part. (Sshhhh... don't tell them!)