As I sit at my dinning table eating a carmel Cadburry creme egg I look out upon a pastel bouquet of fake flowers and eggs, and I'm overcome with a sense of nostalgia.
Since before I can remember I would look forward to Easter, it was the holiday that was less exciting then christmas, and less scary than Halloween, but always very abundant in terms of candy.
Easter is a christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the third day after his crucifixion. The holiday is preceded by 40 days of lent and is followed by 50 days of the "easter season."
I went to Sunday school as a little child and I remember learning all about Jesus and how he brutally died on a cross, only to be resurrected soon after. But to be honest, that all went in one ear and out the other. I couldn't quite wrap my brain around what that had to do with the pink fluffy bunny that gave me eggs full of treats. For awhile I wondered if Jesus was actually the fluffy bunny personified, and if so, how did he deliver all those eggs, WAS JESUS/BUNNY ALSO SANTA CLAUS!?! And if he "died for our sins" (which personally I think is really a heavy concept to be teaching small children) why did we celebrate this said event with chocolate?
For a tiny girl who loved peeps I continued to smile during the Service, despite my confusion, in anticipation for the all mighty egg hunt. But as I grow older and stopped attending church, the celebration of easter never ended.
Easter has completely transcended, as most holidays have, to a completely commercialized holiday that, when separated from its religious roots, seems to have more with gluttony than it does with the resurrection of Jesus.
I mean did the easter bunny and Jesus Christ really kick it during biblical times? Was Jesus' crown actually a symbol for a nest to later hold eggs? I understand that you could look at the bunny as a furry symbol of the Virgin Mary and the eggs as Jesus's tomb.
But I'm just gonna enjoy this commercialized holiday as another thing to waste our money and expand our belt hoops while growing up in this capitalist, money and chocolate hungry society where peeps matter and nothing hurts.
Happy Easter everyone
Keep it Sassy,