The traditions vary from family to family.
Despite the differences, there is a common thread.
Spring is perfectly suited for Easter celebration.
The coincidence is unlikely.
Traditions blur at their edges.
And though the Resurrection stirs debate and conflict,
it perfectly describes the renewal that the season offers.
Whether for body or soul, Heaven or Earth, there is rebirth.
The farm and forest witness spectacular renewal.
For all creatures, seed sown under the auspices of the dark, seize the light.
The passion that is Life,
seems to die in the cold dark of November.
Yet it is faithfully re-born each Spring with renewed vigor.
Easter is the culmination;
the transcendence of death to life.
It is not only Nature that is refreshed.
We gather as families to renew our bonds,
and to bear witness to each other's growth and vitality.
There are fresh new foods to usher in the season.
Nature will provide until the gardens can sustain us.
As you break bread with friends and family,
take in the subtleties of the season.
Give thanks for the nourishment that you receive,
and allow yourself to grow and to be renewed.