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.
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