Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Easter Sunday!

I wake early, rise before five.  That is often true for me when we gather as a family which we do today, but it is also the feeling of resurrection.  It is a Holy Day for many, and perhaps we might live as though each day is just that, an opening and raising of consciousness, connection, concern for all, and care.

May the celebration of new ways of living arch your path with joy and gratitude this wondrous spring day.   The promise is that we will have rain.  The ground is currently wet.

May this day continue to shine with the reflected light of the full moon and the grace of insight.

I've always wondered how the Easter bunny came into the picture.  Today, Writer's Almanac gives a clue.  http://writersalmanac.org

The word "Easter" and most of the secular celebrations of the holiday come from pagan traditions. Anglo Saxons worshipped Eostre, the goddess of springtime and the return of the sun after the long winter. According to legend, Eostre once saved a bird whose wings had frozen during the winter by turning it into a rabbit. Because the rabbit had once been a bird, it could still lay eggs, and that rabbit became our Easter Bunny. Eggs were a symbol of fertility in part because they used to be so scarce during the winter. There are records of people giving each other decorated eggs at Easter as far back as the 11th century.


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