Sunday, April 16, 2006

It's Easter, baby!

We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we subconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."


Nelson Mandela

It's sunny and beautiful and Easter out today. There were several churches that emptied out at about noon. They merged onto the streets with other neighboring church goers. Everyone was carrying long pussy willow branches...you'll have to check with the catholic church on that one.

I LOVE looking at all the cute children decked out in pink bonnets, puffy dresses and light blue suits. When I was a little girl growing up in this neighborhood in the sixties, my Easter outfit was more along the lines of the picture book character Madeline. A navy blue spring coat and a matching wide brimmed hat that had a long black ribbon tied in a bow trailing down the back.

I was a total fem in my little girlhood. I would have worn that outfit everyday of the year if I could.

Benjamin found his Easter basket hidden in our courtyard garden. I'm so glad that he still believes in the Easter bunny. In his little world, miracles occur periodically throughout the year.

6 comments:

Von Krankipantzen said...

Happy Easter, Easty!

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

Love the Madela quote. Happy Easter!!!

ellesu said...

Glad your Easter was good. I miss hiding the eggs....I think!

I'm sending up prayers for your brother-in-law. I'm so glad he trusts you guys with who he is and what's happening in his life. My youngest brother didn't. He found himself in a similar situation and took his life. I can't begin to tell you how pissed I was (and how guilty I felt).

Floridora said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Floridora said...

I am so glad that it was a dress-up day in NYC. I realize it is hot here in Florida, but I still believe in fancy dresses for the ladies and neckties for the gentlemen. Happy Easter!

east village idiot said...

Thanks for the Easter greetings folks.

Ellesu - thank you for sharing your story with me. it's a tragedy that you lost your brother in that way and i'm so very sorry you experienced such a loss. Life really throws us curve balls at times...