From where I sit, I see two magazines on my coffee table. On one cover is a photo of Sandra Bullock with a headline about her marital problems. On the other cover is a large clock, with a promise that the articles inside will help me find more time in every day. And in their own separate ways, both stories seem like giant downers to me this Easter Sunday. In fact, I'm exhausted just thinking about them!
So perhaps I should write about something positively wonderful and refreshing instead. For example, I could say a lot about the return of new episodes of GLEE in just 10 days! But I feel like blogging about anything other than Easter would be a disappointment today. So I went in search of some inspiration to write some Easter reflections.
First I came across the winners of the Peeps diorama contest. Inspirational in its own way, I suppose. But not entirely blog worthy. (Why talk about odd uses for disgusting candy when Jesus ROSE FROM THE GRAVE, right?!)
Luckily, I also came across this Easter reflection, Getting through Saturday. And I was struck by a new way of looking at the "in between" time of the Easter story. The article is better than any Easter reflection I could write myself so just read that instead of this blog today.
You don't need to "get" the artsy literary and music references in the article to understand. We live in a Saturday world. Struggling to escape the clock and find peace in the midst of uncertainty, abandonment or struggle. Waiting for something better. And luckily, we know something better is coming! Today is a great reminder of that.
So for the rest of this Easter Sunday, I'm going to ignore those 30 Hall of Fame Time-Savers in my magazine and the Post-it note to-do list in my kitchen. I hope you and your loved ones can also enjoy a time of peace and reflection this day. And may that peace last well into the busy week ahead. Happy Easter!