Happy Easter! A time of year synonymous with Christ’s resurrection, rebirth, and the new life of spring is also the perfect time for some healthy introspection and reflection; a time to put aside the past and look to the future.
Inspired by the work of Alphonse Mucha – with its profusion of florals, decorative swirls, flowing velvet draperies and cheerful polka dots – this Easter picture celebrates this hope of new life in shades of pink, rosy like spring flowers and the dawn. Pink ostrich feathers give a cheeky nod to that other important personage, the Easter Bunny.
In Melbourne it is actually autumn, the time the earth prepares to rest for winter. For myself, it has been a sad time mourning the loss of my beloved little pussycat Hero.
Funnily, I’ve been comforted by the presence of two turtledoves that seemed to have adopted me. Hero was their declared enemy, but this morning I was pleased to watch them cuddling on my front steps, tail feathers overlapping, as though they were guarding my door (after gobbling up all the birdseed of course). No phoenix rising from the ashes, but comforting nonetheless. Where there’s life, there’s hope.