Present moment

295893AF-B4E9-4629-8520-5DCB241F1261Cinnamon and precious gems contained in the present

Porcelain bowl on the dinner table

Perceived while drifting to sleep

You want to paint your toenails with magenta

After your escape from solitude

Where will you begin, you ask

The night does not answer, remains silent

Boredom can ignore time of deprivation

Until we arrive at a forest clearing

Not far from a village where elders

Can tell you stories of a lifetime

Where children dance and laugh

And tell you their stories, fresh moments of joy.

Before the future arrives.

Happy Easter

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Easter is the principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. Leo I (Sermo xlvii in Exodum) calls it the greatest feast (festum festorum), and says that Christmas is celebrated only in preparation for Easter. It is the centre of the greater part of the ecclesiastical year. The order of Sundays from Septuagesima to the last Sunday after Pentecost, the feast of the Ascension, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, and all other movable feasts, from that of the Prayer of Jesus in the Garden (Tuesday after Septuagesima) to the feast of the Sacred Heart (Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi), depend upon the Easter date. Commemorating the slaying of the true Lamb of God and the Resurrection of Christ, the corner-stone upon which faith is built, it is also the oldest feast of the Christian Church, as old as Christianity, the connecting link between the Old and New Testaments.

from: Catholic Encyclopedia