26 March 2012

Monday Musings

 A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?

                                                                                                                                Hugh Mackay

Oh, my dear Amy and Cate, it has never once crossed my mind that you do not experience spring at Easter. I have always know Christmas equaled beaches and summer but Easter in the fall...it makes me sad. Then I found this article and it gave a perspective that I appreciated.


  1. Easters for me now are much different to how they were growing up (i grew up just down the road from where Amy lives now) - we have plenty of renewed greenery after the rains of summer, and second blooms from flowers, and most often sunshiny days for perfect egg hunting outdoors.

  2. I'd never considered Easter from a southern hemisphere point of view either, Beverly; a very thoughtful post ...

  3. I just wrote a card this morning, to a blogging friend in NZ, saying exactly the same thing ...it had only occurred to me too, that Easter there was in Autumn!
    Alison xx

  4. Beverly, there is no need to feel sad about us experiencing Easter in the Autumn, not at all. In fact I don't associate this important Christian festival with a season at all - for me, that is not what it is about, and I suppose, due to where we are it is never really referred to as necessarily a springtime celebration.
    I think it helps to see the world as a whole when contemplating these events, our celebration is as real and important regardless of the season, and when reading the bible and when studying history I don't feel as though either Christmas or Easter are made more significant through their placement within a season ... sometimes I think that has been turned in to a marketing tool.


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