Easter people, atheists and chocolate – NaPoWriMo Day20

The most important Christian holiday approaches and the chocolate bunnies are ready to hop into baskets. What do chocolates have to do with Easter? I think it’s the shapes more than the type of candy. Easter is the “rebirth” of Jesus, and so we bring on the springtime symbols of new life: eggs and chicks, flowers and bunnies, lambs, butterflies. Do you believe? If so, did you always? If we use our God-given independent minds, we’ve all had to go through a faith journey to get to where we are now, even atheists. (Are agnostics just lazy or just very indecisive?) It may seem private to you, perhaps bound to cause arguments, but then again, your journey could prove to be a very important story to others in your life – especially your kids.

The moon’s reflection
Bright in the neighbor’s window
A second-hand view
Must we see it first hand
Before we can believe?

Linda Austin
“Cherry Blossoms in Twilight”


About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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