Easter— a meditation on rebirth, renewal and change

Fit Is a Feminist Issue

I love Easter.   The associated religious themes of rebirth, resurrection and hope mingle with the more secular images associated with spring: flowers, eggs, chicks, and bunnies. The air is filled with hope of renewal, and the turning over of new leaves, bringing budding and blooming.

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And the bunnies—bunnies are everywhere!  On foot:

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On bikes:

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Even on kayaks:

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It seems like everyone wants a piece of the Easter bunny action.  They’re even transforming their pets into bunnies– the dogs, of course:

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Horses:

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Even this gerbil (or hamster– I’m not an expert…):

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Easter also evokes for me the tantalizing promise of the end of my semester and beginning of summer. Remember summer?

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Forget New Year’s—Easter is prime time for resolution making. This year, Easter is even more laden because my sabbatical starts in a month (29 days to be exact). One feature that people with tenured academic jobs enjoy (thanks, Nat, for

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