Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Colors of Easter (Week 44 of Fireflies at Dusk: A 52-Week Project)

Memories of my Gen X growing-up years were full of pastel colors along with splashes of some vivid pink, yellow, and green, too.    

This week I put the final touches on surprises for my little one who will be getting a few fun things like finger puppets in her baskets this year...

My growing-up Gen X years were Protestant, and now I'm an Orthodox Christian.  Orthodox Easter is also known as Pascha.  The colors I see at Pascha are all the bright happy colors above, as well as all the rich colors below...

Orthodox Christians dye their eggs red at Pascha.

An Orthodox friend of mine gave me this card a few years back and I  set it out every Pascha.
It's called the "Russian Folk Family Pascha Feast" - a sweet little depiction of a
Russian Orthodox family maybe in the 1800s or early 1900s.  The artist is Nadja Glazunova.

As the Fireflies at Dusk Project has gone on, much of it has turned out to be about color.  The project is about revisiting good memories and since memories are often visual - they often hold specific colors.  The project has also been about creating new good memories.  Through our windows we see the blooming flowers in their brightness with all the colors of spring.  Inside we have decorated with a mixture of the beauty of the pastel colors, and the richness of the reds, deep blues and oranges above.  It all comes together to create an amazing color palette all around us.  This time of year holds both the richness of color and that which makes seeing color possible - God's light.

(c) 2012 by Chloe

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