For the longest time, Easter was my favorite holiday. Even when you don’t believe in God, Easter is so hopeful. To me, it’s all about Spring and new life – and candy.
Easter has so many wonderful things – you get new clothes (I have always been about the clothes); the music is wonderful and joyful (just because I don’t believe in God doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the celebratory music), Spring is either here or just around the corner, and there’s candy!
What could be more perfect?
I didn’t care that there was no Easter bunny – I wanted an Easter basket; and even when I moved out I would make baskets up for my roommate and me.
I didn’t care about dying eggs or finding them – after years of being on the dieting merry-go-round, I pretty much don’t care if I never see another hard boiled egg (although, I have been known to make an exception for deviled eggs).
To me Easter was a day to get up early; eat an especially delicious breakfast, eat candy all day, get dressed up and have a nice ham dinner with family (or friends or both).
The only Easter candy I love is Peeps, and you can pretty much get those year round nowadays, so they have lost some of their appeal.
We’re not having ham. My husband is not a big fan (unless it’s on a sandwich); so we’re having a nice pot roast. And that’s okay because truth be told – a slice or two of ham, and I’m good for the rest of the year.
I do miss the special music the MCCV choir would perform for Holy Week. Never did find a choir home here in San Jose.
I hope those of you who celebrate (for whatever reason), I wish you a Happy Easter. And … as always … beware of brown jelly beans!