It’s that time of year again… when hats are all the rage, eggs get rolled across lawns, and the world awaits for the anniversary remembering the
first second documented case of a zombie and the “conquering” of death itself.
In preparation for this occasion there has been 40 days of fasting and abstinence from an item of one’s choosing. Today the churches will be packed with those dressed in their finest outfits, sometimes bought specifically for the occasion. Prayers will be offered. Money will be cast into baskets. Chocolate bunnies all over will lose their ears and tails to the gnashing of chompers. Then tomorrow… it’s right back to being heathens as usual and binging on that which we remained abstinent from for what seemed to be so long.
Of course it’s been commercialized just like every other “holy” day. I have to be absolutely honest… I was a bit disappointed this year by the special edition stuff.
I had heard a rumor that there would be Peep flavored Oreos to go with the Peep flavored milk… but I’ve been disappointed once again by the supermarket conglomerates and the power of internet rumors. Not only were the Peep flavored Oreos a mythical creation, but I couldn’t find the Peep milk either.
Thankfully, I did have the opportunity to try the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos… and those? Magical.
The thing about Easter while working in the church that I actually appreciated was that it was also a time for renewal. Easter is what actually starts the Roman Catholic Church’s year, and since it coincided with spring and flowers and new life it seemed a good time to renew things. Renew your faith. Renew your vows. Renew your promises made so that they can be kept. If the church was a web browser, it’s when you would be hitting the refresh button. Even though I’m not really that much of a church goer/worker anymore, I like the practice and I think it’s good to take the opportunity to hit that refresh button.
It would also be a good time to find me some Peeps milk… so if you happen to know where I can get some, let me know.
Have a HAPPY EASTER and enjoy those chocolate ears…