Good Friday, Great Friday…

April 22, 2011 § 16 Comments

It’s Good Friday.
Amazingly, it’s a corporate “floating” holiday.
It is moreover a day wrought with spiritual symbolism, full of darkness and imminent light.

It’s dark on this Midwest morning as I ponder atoning for not having written all week.
The sound of the laptop keys is… annoying, actually.

It’s a pen and paper day.
A silly day to run errands and do all those make-up tasks that working families don’t typically get to during the week.
I gaze around the kitchen, at the floor that needs a scrubbing, at this table that wants a lovely cloth over its heirloom mottled wood-ness.

In spite of the wind and constant spit of  rain, there is a suburban mower at work; the machine drones like a drill.
I’ve already put in  a load of laundry.
Read? No.
Work? (there’s tons of it piled up here). No, I’ll sweep it away to the desk upstairs.

Here at the kitchen counter, we’ll make lists for Easter dinner and the baskets. Of course we’ll do baskets! HM will deliver a basket to Snarl at university next Tuesday. Snarl will laugh and say all that sugar is awful. He’ll eat the contents nonetheless, sharing with friends. Nor will have hers with some Eastery plushness.

At church there will be lilies.
It will be good to see them, to smell them, to embrace Easter from the hardness of the church pew.

HM will wake up the kitchen.Nor will come home very early from her fiance’s parents’ house. My mom will share the afternoon and dinner with us, too. We will get outdoors, no matter the mood of  M. Nature.

Easter is the wonderful thing about Spring.

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§ 16 Responses to Good Friday, Great Friday…

  • Care says:

    Happy Easter!
    (\__/)
    (=’.’=)
    (“)_(“)

  • Becca says:

    Happy Easter! It sounds like you’ll have a very lovely, peaceful day 🙂

  • Becky says:

    Beautiful photo! Enjoy your Easter weekend!

  • litlove says:

    What a lovely, evocative post. I particularly like the line about embracing Easter from the hardness of the church pew, and the way the whole post moves from darkness into light. That feels very real. Have a wonderful Easter holiday, oh, and enjoy your family celebrations.

  • jeanie says:

    It is indeed a lovely time, with the promise of spring. I’m glad you’ll be almost all together and that Snarl will reap a basketful of benefits!

    I worry that you had damage at your home due to the St. Louis storms and hope all is as well this day as it was when you wrote this yesterday.

    Happiest of Easters — sounds like a wonderful day.

  • Kathleen says:

    What a beautiful way to describe a lovely weekend that you are looking forward to.

  • aubrey says:

    The ‘spit of rain’ is such a wonderful vision. Accurate, yet unusual.

    Easter is fresh and cold – the way Spring should be.

    I hope you have a good one!

  • shoreacres says:

    So glad you survived the devastation. A blessed Easter to you and to all in your area. If there has to be such horror, it’s perhaps good that it comes at a time of hope.

    Enjoy your celebrations!

  • qugrainne says:

    Have you eaten any peeps yet?

  • Carrie says:

    Hope you have a peaceful Easter and that you were not affected by the weekend storms!

  • Bella Rum says:

    I hope your Easter was all that you wished. Your photo is beautiful.

  • RL says:

    “Array- surrection” as James Joyce wrote about Easter. It is a good thing to have on the calendar: the conquest of inevitable pain and mortality, the constant possibilities of renewal, reinvention, major refresh, a life’s reboot in today’s tech parlance. Eggs, birth, lamb and oh! the chocolates. We humans fight on, that is who we are, that is why we are here. Array- surrection!

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