His report back home vacillates between the hilarious and the alarming. “We’d better protect ourselves from people who do strange, inconsistent, random things.”
But, of course, we’re not aliens. These things aren’t so random. We’re logical human beings and these things all make perfect sense! There must be a consistent theme! Surely! Please . . .!
If you dig hard enough, like that English teacher over the poem you didn’t understand in high school, you may extract it.
Historians suggest that modern Easter is really the product of three separate traditions, the Jewish celebration of Passover, the Christian celebration of Christ’s resurrection, and fertility cults (represented by Easter eggs) that pre-date the Christian era.Call me that high school English teacher (which I’m not) but, to me, regardless of their origin, the modern symbols and experiences of Easter do have somewhat of a common theme, that of new life emerging out of death. This is seen in the Christian story, in the springtime rebirth of plant life after the dormancy of winter, in the embryonic new life represented in the eggs, in the actual new life represented by the bunnies (their species noted for prolific growth), and in the Easter Lilly.