Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Today is Easter. The Christian holiday falls in the middle of the Jewish Passover, and just a few weeks past Nowruz and the vernal equinox. It's lovely to realize how different faiths are woven together with so many common threads. After all, Christ's Last Supper was a Passover Seder, and the Christian tradition of colorful Easter eggs delivered by a magical bunny is based on the tale of the Pagan goddess Eostre or Ostara.

I've written before about seasonal rituals. I love the way various beliefs beautifully interlace in our human tapestry. Whether you are someone of faith who honors the holiness of these days, or an agnostic who finds wisdom in the metaphor, it pays to explore springtime's transformative garden. Maybe, if we're lucky, we'll find a little inspiration tucked away there.

15 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

Laurie, this is a truly lovely picture and an even more beautiful thought. Thanks for inspiration on this Easter Holiday. My love always to you and yours. Enjoy your time with the family.

Judy Williams said...

How wonderful. Our beloved John Lennon immediately comes to mind. The words, and mix of the colored egg and the natural elements (perfect diagonal line of the sticks in the foreground) make for a meaningful and thought provoking image.

Happy Easter, no matter how you do or do not celebrate it!!

Sorry I missed yesterday's image. BEAUTIFUL colors. YAY

Sharon said...

A perfect Easter wish!

brattcat said...

Beautiful lines, textures, colors, and sentiment here. I'm sure the person who painted the birdhouse would blush at his or her first childhood attempt. I love that your daughter was inspired to give it a try.

Yakpate said...

Imagine... what might hatch from that glowing, magical egg.

No need to search for inspiration today. I found it in your post. Happy Easter to you, and to everyone you love!

TheChieftess said...

I am also amazed at the commonality rather than the differences between the religions of the world...I was fascinated by the link you had to "common threads"...and isn't it interesting that the Last Supper was actually a seder...something I never thought about...

Happy Easter to all, in the spirit of the common threads....

Walker said...

Lovely composition with great thoughts. Thanks so much for this post.

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Antonia said...

Happy Easter to you too! (actually our orthodox Easter is next sunday) Nice photo!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Happy Easter/Ressurrection Day to your family LA & y'all! May we all die to what holds us down so we can rise again to even high heights.

Now, I gotta find me a chocolate covered Easter cat.

Margaret said...

Very lovely post. Thank you.

Petrea said...

A beautiful job of illustrating your thoughts with your photo, Laurie.

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely day filled with the really big chocolate bunnies and the really good gourmet jelly beans. (And for my Jewish buddies -- chocolate and jelly beans are kosher, aren't they?)

I appreciate all of your kind words. Until tomorrow...

Jilly said...

Beautiful post for today. Balanced thinking. And love the photo and Imagine too.

Andrew said...

This is really awesome pictures....take care..

Thank you..
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