Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter: Rebirth as Change

Easter, the Christian celebration or the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is also the celebration of rebirth and renewal. Easter does not follow a civil calendar, but  astronomical cycles, as the first Sunday following the full moon after the March equinox. In the northern hemisphere it coincides with the spring rebirth of nature after the winter "death".
     This year, at a collective level, as we are living in times of climate change, global conflicts and economic crisis, Easter does not feel much as a rebirth. In my personal current situation, as I moved to a totally different geographic and social environment, this year Easter feels quite unusual, away from my home, family and friends. And this is so different from the past celebrations either in Rome or in New York. Yet I am trying to welcome this totally different Easter as I embrace change, where rebirth may be just a change in lifestyle (welcoming frugality and austerity) and discovery of different cultures and places.

Happy  Easter 2013!