Its Easter Saturday and the house is full of sunshine and will likely smell like coffee most of the day. I went for a run this morning, but treated myself to sweet baked goods (with lots of butter) and rose lemonade regardless. As folklore tells us, the word Easter actually comes from “Eostre,” the goddess of spring and fertility. There are several versions of this fairytale: one in which Eostre throws a festival in celebration of Spring for all the animals of the kingdom. The hare, without a gift, finds some eggs, and rather than eat them for lunch, decides that they would make a perfect gift for the fairy goddess, Eostre. In another version, Eostre rescues a freezing, sick bird, by transforming her into a bunny rabbit. In return for this act of kindness, the bunny still lays eggs like a bird, and gives them to Eostre as an act of thanksgiving.
Whichever version of the tale you tell, be sure to keep this magic alive today (especially for the little ones). Give a gift of thanksgiving and let the blue skies and sunshine bring you new life. Below are some pictures from our indulgent morning. I love these darling chocolates I found at Home Goods; the packaging looks like Beatrix Potter. Have fun today prepping your baskets and spending time with all the people you love.
with grace and salt (and peeps!), kirsten
“A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” – Mahatma Gandhi