"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter Memories...

As far as religion is concerned, I was baptized catholic, and then also raised Christian, followed by Pentecostal, so I have had a taste of all the majors, before deciding on what works for me as an adult. Which is a more Buddhist philosophy.

But we still celebrate the holidays.

Easter is usually signified by the many photos of me, crying hysterically on the Easter bunnies lap. I mean, whose idea was it to dress up like a horror dream character and hold children? (Do you remember ever having a friendly looking bunny in YOUR photos?)

However, my favorite Easter growing up, was watching Jesus Christ Superstar with my Mom. It always came on WUAB around 2-3 am, tuned in, quite staticky, with the rabbit ears. (and we changed channels via a pair of pliers...my how times have changed...) I'd get to sleep on the couch until it came on.

Subsequently, I learned all the words to this opera, and now own not only the record, but the original cast DVD. It is hilarious to watch their meager costumes, and songs in the desert.

Nothing says Easter, like a 70's rock opera!

What is your favorite Easter memory?


Teena in Toronto said...

They did the play in Stratford last summer (we didn't see it) ... it was so successful that it went to New York.

Debbie @ Live from La Quinta said...

I love Jesus Christ Superstar! I used to know all the words to all the songs. Haven't seen or listened to it for a long time (although I heard "I Don't Know How to Love Him" the other day on the radio.)

My childhood memories of Easter are kind of vague, but I know from pictures that my mom used to dress up my sisters and me in matching dresses. Complete with gloves and Easter Bonnets. I wonder if anyone does that any more?

Frances D said...

I was raised Catholic, but began studying Eastern philosophy in '91. I no longer identify as a Catholic. I do however enjoy all the Christian holidays. And while I have sat on Santa's lap I never sat on a Big Bunnys - yikes!