Easter: A Symbol of Renewal and Rebirth

Childhood Memories of Easter

I have many fond memories of Easter. I remember Easter egg hunts and playing games. I remember eating boiled eggs of many different colours and varieties, until I became ill from eating too many.

Easter for a child is a special time. There is a certain magic that is so much fun for a child. From the Easter Bunny to Easter baskets. From egg hunts to Sundays in the Park.

As a parent, it’s a special time to watch your child (or children) enjoy in the Easter festivities. To watch them play and laugh, and take in the pure joy of what Easter is all about.

Renewal of Faith and of Life in General

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Surely, on a spiritual-religious level, for Christians it is a time to celebrate the Ressurection of Jesus Christ, and a good time to re-affirm vows of religious faith and commitment.

But Easter has a lot more history that traces back to ancient Pagan rites and celebrations. The Easter Bunny is an ancient symbol of fertility, and in the advent of Spring that kind of symbol has had significance in the sowing of seeds for the harvest in the Fall. And the Easter Egg is also a symbol of birth and renewal. Perhaps, Easter overall encompasses rejuvenation and renewal in many forms. Easter always falls on a Sunday just after the start of Spring, and both are a welcomed event, especially after the long, cold Winter.

It’s A Beautiful Day in San Diego

Today is a bright, sunny day here in San Diego. Thank God, as in the past I’ve always come to expect that Easter Day will be nice, warm and sunny. In most of the years I’ve lived here it has been nice and sunny during Easter.

It’s a beautiful day…

Time to spend more time digging in the garden…

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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