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