Easter post by guest author, Douglas Green. He brings his unique observations to us about dogs, spring, and Easter. Hey, ya'all know Easter is this Sunday, right? Well, this post is a must read for that. Enjoy! Leave him a nice comment, if you can.
Forget what they tell you on “Game of Thrones;” actually, Spring is coming.
The favorite of seasons, the subject of so many poems and songs, and the occasion, in the Western world, of two beautiful holidays that seem to speak about its meaning. Passover celebrates the idea that we have survived a horrible deadly condition, to live freely, while Easter goes even further to celebrate the idea of rebirth – literally coming back from the dead. Both clearly set at this time of year to honor the way (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway) nature returns to “life” after the cold bleakness of Winter
But interestingly, while most big holidays come with added meanings for our lives (give thanks in November, be generous in December, show romantic love in February), these offer no such morals. “Dress in bright colors and enjoy the new weather” seems to be the closest we come.