Did you know that Easter traditionally follows the first full moon after the vernal equinox (aka spring)?
The older I get, the more I (passively) realize that almost all Christian/Jewish holidays (cause it’s Passover time, too) correlate with pre-Christian dates of celebration. Perhaps this realization started when I was living in Mexico — where pre-Hispanic religious celebrations, such as the defiant Dia de los Muertos, still thrive alongside the Catholic-approved All Saints’ Day — or perhaps it’s due to living up in the Northeast, where the seasons are far more profound than growing up in Texas, but anyway, wow I simply hadn’t thought about these things much until I got older. Simply, it’s no coincidence that Easter is full of images of young bunnies and birds.
Anyway, that is just my ramblings after taking some so-so photos of the giant full moon last night. Did anyone else see it? It was hard to miss. We first spotted it while watching a movie. Suddenly it looked like there was a forest fire in the mountains across the way, as the trees were suddenly illuminated in a golden light. I got a little alarmed. Then it dawned us: the moon! Such a stunner.