Happy Easter to those that celebrate. I went to Easter Vigil last night and admit sitting in the dark holding a candle was the most soothing way to begin celebrations. I haven’t gone overboard decorating but just gathering the ingredients for the dinner had my legs weary by the time Mass began. I’m not sure if you’ve ever seen the movie Babette’s Feast but I feel like that is the sort of meal I am preparing – only hers is so much greater.
The table is set with chocolate thrown randomly throughout. That’s a throw back to my own childhood dreams. Chocolate excess for a day is for me the only way to celebrate.
My father comes in by train. He insisted on traveling into the city on his own. A last push for independence and we all agreed. With just months until his 91st birthday we know to cherish him and his wishes. My brother saw him off and my sister will greet him at the station. He will have 60 minutes to prove he still can do things without assistance. Then there will be naps all around as he will be exhausted and our nerves will have been frayed. I wish you all a wonderful day. Spring has begun here and this year it was hard won.