We celebrate the renewal of life as seen by the newly emerging life in many forms all around us. A resurrection from all that looks dead is seen as the Earth regenerates and renews herself. This is symbolized in resurrection myths in many cultures and traditions. There are many myths of the “Year Gods” ( Attis, Adonis, Osiris and Dionysus) – who like Christ die and are reborn. He [Year God] is symbolic of the vegetation, dying each year (at harvest) to be reborn in the spring.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”
– Henry Van Dyke, Fisherman’s Luck
“A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period —
When March is scarcely here
A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.
It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.
Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay —
A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.”
– Emily Dickinson, A Light Exists in Spring
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A Blessed Ostara to you and yours.
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