As I drove through budding trees sprouting new growth, I wanted to say something about Easter, something profound without being preachy. I didn't want the day to go unnoticed. Although this is the holiest day of the Liturgical calendar, it has a more universal meaning to me this year.
The ancient Greeks believed the cycle of nature-- birth, growth, reproduction, death-- proved the existence of a higher being. The Taoist turn to nature for centeredness, as do the Transcendentalists. Jesus went into the desert for forty days before Easter to become more purely spiritually connected , and today's holiday represents a new addition to the life cycle, one that includes an afterlife. Today, to me, is about the shared experience of life-- of being human, not divided by religion or politics, but one human organism connected to the cycle of nature manifested within us. I hope your day was wonderful.