We all need time away. Turn off electronic devices. Clock out of the office. And just be playful.
I take long walks around the lake, always with a camera on hand. You never know what unexpected delights Mother Nature will find for you along the way.
We celebrate Easter in our family. It is a busy, thoughtful season, but it is also a time of joy and sharing.
For me, it's always been a time for singing with the choir (alto 1) in its BIG Cantata on Easter Sunday after weeks of rehearsals, shaking the rafters with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to end the service.
We crowd around the dining table for a multi-course meal afterward with family and friends that stretches over the afternoon. There are informal 'intermissions' between courses, so we can digest and eat more. Growing up, we picked at our fruit cocktail and sauced ourselves on the pasta dish, obligatory for an Italian family. However, we slipped away to play during the main course of Easter ham, but we always showed up for dessert.
We've also been guests at our neighbor's Passover seder, learning new ways to share friendships and experience traditions of a different culture.
Whether you enjoyed an Easter ham, Seder brisket, or nature's beauty, I hope the peace and joy of your celebrations stay with you in the weeks ahead.
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