I read the morning news. It seems Walnut Creek is the center of a controversy over wanting to change the name of the Easter Egg hunt to something less "religious." Other communities have done it without complaint but Walnut Creek is the one sitting with egg all over its face. It is amazing because certainly the Easter egg hunt has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus, but, then, Santa and his reindeer have nothing to do with the birth of Christ and yet there is a push for Season's Greetings over Merry Christmas. It is a funny world.
I read an article on black matter, the black areas that we cannot see or sense. It seems what we see is a small, irrelevant percentage of what exists. We are surrounded with mystery and holiday traditions began as a way to probe that a bit. At first we celebrated the perceived movement of the sun around us. Families slept together in tents, igloos, caves. Now, I read that modern, affluent homes in the U.S. built with two master bedrooms. Husbands and wives can't tolerate the ideosyncrasies of the other. It's a very strange world and one wonders how long it will last, and yet the NY Times asks for the resignation of Gonzales, who along with Bush, has done so much to ignore what this country stands for. Perhaps things are turning and they are always moving. Perhaps that is the one constant, change.
Happy Day! It is a day to be outside and enjoy the spring. I happily pruned and fertilized yesterday and look forward to more of the same today. I feel a need to have my hands in the dirt. Perhaps that is how we cope. I am wondering now if the Easter egg hunt began when we stopped going out in the morning to gather eggs, or maybe it is the announcement that the chickens are laying again. I must admit I've already eaten a few chocolate Easter eggs already and it isn't really legal to April 8th.
Enjoy this day, and play, play, play. We are here to enjoy the dance.