Monday, April 9, 2012

Contemplating Easter In My World

THE EASTER STORY is sometimes viewed as a time of endings so that something new can be born. As the religious holiday approached last week, the theme that struck me when visiting Elgin Heritage Park was the ease with which miracles of transformation happen in the natural world.

Somewhere in the quiet corners off the pathway new life is creeping.

The pond hums with life moving through different phases of existence. Some will cast off their outer shells, gain wings and fly ... others will jump or crawl.

Flowers sprout out seemingly from dead twigs to become berries.

Most transitions are natural but some at my house were staged for the holiday. The Christian celebration morphs into symbols of spring that usually involve chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. Although these carrots with umbrella handles for tops were only planted in the creative minds of marketers, real gardens are starting to grow.

The supernatural Biblical interpretation of the death and resurrection of Jesus represents forgiveness and healing as well as the notion that every life comes prepackaged with whatever it needs to bloom to its brightest potential.

At the end of the day (photo Saturday at Kwomais Point Park) Easter invites all who seek change to resurrect their own innate abilities to transform.

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Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms

14 comments:

  1. Along with the tranquility and beauty of your photographs, I absolutely loved your last sentence in this post, Penelope. Since I think being alive is synonymous with a need for growth/learning, to have a time to "resurrect [our] own innate abilities to transform" makes a lot of sense to me. Thanks for a wonderful thought to start my day!

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  2. I enjoyed this post. Easter/Spring is a wonderful time of new beginnings. You captured this so well with your words and photography.

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  3. Beautiful post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. I do completely agree with Carver, wonderful and very thoughtful post with the perfect words and captures! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  5. Nice shots, very colourful and like the vignette effect added. Thanks for sharing:)

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  6. Beautifully written post and lovely photos too.

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  7. Beautiful shots and great post.

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  8. A lovely Easter post, one that even a secularist such as myself can appreciate.

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  9. Rebirth and renewal with fantastic photos celebrating life and nature. Your post has such a positive flow.

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  10. A very thoughful and thought provoking post. You are so right, it is a time of new beginings. Thank you for these thoughts and lovely pictures.

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  11. Nature reminds us all that transformation is possible.

    Lovely shots.

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  12. I don’t know the meaning of Easter well but spring is the time of resurrection. Spring makes us feel assured that lives really come back after seemingly being completely lost. I’m in praise for the new lives or transformed new lives springing fresh from the world.

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  13. Thank you for this beautiful tribute to the ressurection of Jesus. To life Lechaim!

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