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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Egg and Spring Day Greetings

Daffodils for a HAPPY EASTER

One of the funnest things about being a *semi* Buddhist is that I feel that I can embrace all holidays! I'm a semi-Buddhist partly because I was raised by a declared atheist who participated in Navajo ceremonies and a come-to-it-late sloppy sorta Buddhist. Our tradition was a morning egg hunt, but we had to find all the eggs and have egg salad sandwiches forever after. And why we celebrated Easter...

Whether you're celebrating the traditional holiday or love eggs or simply enjoy a new spring day my good wishes go out to you.

My favorite Easter candy is Cadbury cream eggs--but I only like them NOW. How about you? Any traditions you'd like to share?

 

22 comments:

Aubrie said...

We hunted for easter eggs, too! Except ours were plastic with candy inside. I like egg salad sandwiches! But maybe not every day. That makes for a great memory, thouth.

Helen Ginger said...

The hollow chocolate Easter bunnies that you could savor bite by bite. Been a while since I had an Easter basket, though.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Carol Kilgore said...

Easter baskets, chocolate, and jelly beans. And I could never find all the eggs without help or clues. Pathetic.

beth said...

Oh, I *adore* daffodils. By far one of the best parts of spring. It's no wonder why so many religions celebrate spring, with trumpets like those.

Conda V. Douglas said...

And Aubrie, there was that one time when we missed an egg...until we found weeks later by smell! Plastic with candy works much better.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Helen, me too--maybe next year we need to all get baskets!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Carol--see my comment above for Aubrie--I couldn't find all the eggs either and when they're real...ugh.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Beth--we haven't had many daffs this year--too much snow! sigh.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Daffodils are my VERY FAVORITE flower. They are so lovely and happy. My heart smiles each time I see them. :-)

Enid Wilson said...

Great picture, thanks Conda! I'm a semi Buddhist too.

Steamy Darcy

Dave King said...

Wow, I've never heard of a semi-Buddhist before, but I quite like the idea. Can anyone join?

Conda V. Douglas said...

Shannon--aren't they cheerful? And I love mine, they have orange centers!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Enid, you are? How did you come to be "semi"?

Conda V. Douglas said...

Dave--of course anyone can join! That's what being a semi-Buddhist is all about!

Cher Green said...

Easter egg hunts were always my favorite, not the school ones. At home, we hid real eggs and the ones we found were ours. I loved boiled eggs, lol. The filled baskets on Easter morning were always delightful because the they were so pretty and colorful.

SWUBIRD said...

Conda:

I have to say that I really miss those days of youth a long, long time ago. We used to go on Easter egg hunts in the parks, and at school, and even around home with our friends. Sometimes it would be with real eggs that we had colored ourselves, that was always the highlight of the evening, but most of the time it was with those sweet candy eggs. I can still see them hiding in a clump of green grass at the base of a tree. So much fun. I'll never forget those great days that were filed with infinite happiness.

Happy trails.

Lynda Lehmann said...

My tradition is mixed, too, Conda, an un-traditional blend of the common sense I take from several religions, Buddhism among them. My creed is humanism. I think Native Americans have it right, with their reverence for Earth and all of nature.

Now, to go and eat an egg salad sandwich!

Lisa and Laura said...

Happy belated Easter! I love those daffodils.

My favorite Easter candy are Robin's Eggs. YUM.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Cher, yes, I loved boiled eggs too--and still do! Thanks for stopping by!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Yes, what happened to all those Easter egg hunts? I suppose the "liability" was too great to continue. I think sometimes Americans fuss too much.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Yes, Lynda, I agree with you and the Navajo ideal of Beautyway--walking in balance through the universe.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Lisa and Laura--yum indeed!