Every year the Easter Bunny brings big hops and big hopes – and lots of Easter eggs. We’re not sure which came first, the Chicken or the Egg. But we do know Easter is the time of year when many thoughts turn to eggs, the universal symbols of rebirth.
In a time when we seem to have so much division, Easter can return us to thoughts of a simpler time in our lives. When we reflect on what makes us more alike than different. And a time when we celebrate the return of a vibrant season. When the earth comes back to life – hence, the egg as a universal symbol of rebirth.
And you may wonder – how did a “Silly Wabbit” become the symbol for Easter? It’s really not clear, but some believe it originated with the pagan festival of Eostre (Easter). She was the goddess of fertility whose animal symbol was a bunny. Known for energetic breeding, it is thought that, from the pagan celebration, the Easter Bunny emerged as a natural symbolize for fertility.
So, Easter – and Spring in general – represent resurrection and renewal in many different cultures. But to children it is one of those magical holidays filled with excitement and wonder. It’s a day when the Easter bunny brings big hops – and big hopes. And our hope is to always remember to view life through the eyes of a child. With wonder and joy at the season!