|Holy Easter cake in the shape of The Lamb.|
Even after I chose atheism, for years Easter still had a powerful emotional charge. I'd get lonely and sad on that day for no reason. I'd console myself with a lamb cake or a cross cake, those bakery confections with the most frosting per square inch. For a frosting lover like me, they made the day tolerable, but just.
Somehow this Easter problem resolved itself over the past few years. Part of what helped was having a dog to take care of. The rest of the solution must have been general healing of my emotional baggage because I've never done anything to try to get over how depressing I find Easter. But somehow, this year, I feel no dread about it at all. It's going to be okay.
Easter 2014 will just be another day for me. Like many Sundays, I'll fill it with some of my favorite things: brunch with friends, reading and naptime. There might be some cake in there, but there doesn't need to be. If anyone wishes me a happy Easter, I'll say, "Yes. It is."
|Even holier Easter cake with even more frosting.|