An Existential View of Easter

(Statue in Boston public garden - reminds me of my son)

(Statue in Boston Public Garden – reminds me of my son)

David Tolk – In Reverence

Regardless of the faith you practice – may this Spring season offer a new season of growth, discovery, and beauty. If my understanding of Easter could be captured in an image this statue says it all.

In one word: gentle.

On the outside this season is about thaw, flowers, and cleaning.

On the inside this season is about hope, renewal, and recalibrating.

While the words are beautiful the process requires pressure and can be painful.
For a butterfly to grow wings, and a flower to bloom, and a person to get one’s life back on track to some degree change requires loss.

It is with this awareness I offer a dose of “hope” loving the way I love with links and an evocation:

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

1) #hope: Louis Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

2) #hope: Abundance Is Our Future by @PeterDiamandis

3) #hope: How Optimism Creates Resilience via @bigthink

4) #hope: There has never been a better time to be a young person with a big idea

5) #hope: The Serendipity Economy

6) #hope: What if? Suggestions to Build Scenarios … we all miss Global Business Network @GBNtweets

7) #hope: The Porcelain Unicorn … #a3r

8) #hope: A Piece of Chalk

9) #hope: Why True Grit Matters

10) #hope: The New Triple Bottom Line … by @ReachScale

11) #hope: The Empathic Civilization … by @JeremyRifkin

Now to hide the eggs for my children,
Jennifer

Coldplay – Paradise (Peponi) African Style

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