As a Christian, Easter is far and away the most important celebration of the year for me. And it's very fitting to commemorate these events in springtime (in the northern hemisphere at least) with its symbolism of vigorous new life coming out of the apparent death of winter. All around me I see things growing - the seedlings I planted, the weeds I didn't, buds on the trees that seemed to be dead, new lambs and calves in the fields near my home, duckings in the park I visit with the kids. It's an exciting time of year full of promise for the season to come, full of optimism and courage and hope.
I don't know what Easter means to you, dear readers, if anything at all. But I hope it is a happy time of year for you all.