I tend to feel very reflective on Easter weekend. Perhaps because it’s spring, or perhaps because every Easter seems to mark a milestone in my life.
The past two Easters I’ve been in the Bay area, and enjoyed that long drive across the state alone–giving me time for reflection (I do love me a roadtrip!). But this year I’ll be with the kids again, which makes me pretty happy. Gameboy is home from college and I never do seem to have enough time with Catgirl. We’ll also be with a group of Friends–sitting in silence and eating wholesome food and enjoying the mountains.
I’ll be bringing along my good camera, to capture a few photos of daffodils as I wandel around in the woods (that’s dutch for “walk”–isn’t that a great word?), and will post photos of this year’s Pysanky eggs as soon as they are revealed.
What I wrote on Easter weekend in 2012:
Last Easter weekend was momentous for me–during my long drive to northern California I did a lot of important thinking, and made some significant decisions about what I wanted from my future. To see the consequences of decisions made that weekend play out in the year since, is a remarkable thing.
Though I no longer celebrate a Christian holiday at this time of year, it remains an important time for renewal for me. A time for daffodils and decision-making and peace.
Image above is of the Pysanky eggs that Catgirl creates each year while at the Quaker Easter retreat. That she spends her Easter holiday among F/friends makes me happy, even if it’s a time that she spends with her father and not with me.