An Easter bunny who kept coming back!
This year is very different. We have moved to another part of town and so we can’t know if our friendly bunny got to our backyard this past Easter Sunday. I do wonder though. I can just imagine him sitting in the grass along our back yard fence. I can at least think that he might have missed us as we miss him. For a moment, I wish I would have gone back to the old home place to see for myself if he actually arrived last Sunday morning. To have shown up two years in a row, just like the last two Easter mornings. The first appearance was just too weird. And then again, right on time, right day, he shows up. I mean, a bunny, showing up, out of the blue, at Easter. This on the one day when bunnies show up. They come in all sizes and shapes. They come mainly made of chocolate. And most of us have had them delivered, when we were children, in a basket with every form of chocolate and candy available.
I got to thinking: Was he disappointed, possibly troubled, as was I, by the thought that he could have possibly missed us? Did he wonder “where are the excited children hunting for eggs and chocolates?”
Sometimes it happens this way. We hope that a beautiful encounter we have experienced will happen again, just the way it has happened before. On Easter Sunday I was wondering “What if” the bunny did show up today and I missed him? This recurring thought could have made me feel sad because I don’t know for sure that he wasn’t there. But I did learn an important lesson from my bunny friend. I learnt that I need to be grateful for any and all enriching and exciting encounters that come my way, sometimes in mysterious ways, but mostly in ordinary circumstances.
The moral of the story, for me, is that if something pleasant and mysterious happened to you once–it most probably can happen to you again. And who knows, that Easter bunny could possibly show up at my new home. And, it doesn’t have to be on Easter! I think he misses me too.