Easter Thoughts….

St. Peter's Basilica September 2014

St. Peter’s Basilica September 2014 Rome

My steaming cup of fresh brewed coffee begins to awaken me as I gaze out the window of my living room in Oregon. Sunlight brightens a blue morning sky and spills down over the valley, bringing life to the tall evergreens and farms that dot the rolling landscape. I can see the coastal mountains at the end of the horizon, standing like guardians over the great Pacific Ocean beyond.

Today is Easter! No, I’m not standing in rainy St. Peter’s Square as Pope Francis administers blessings over the crowd, followed by waves from his popemobile as the driver makes his way through the square. But in my mind’s eye I can envision it all. When Pope Benedict was announced as the new Pope, I was there.

My thoughts gather around another Easter years ago, when I happened to be in Greece while Easter was being celebrated in Italy. Afterwards, I took a ferry-boat to Italy. A few days later Easter was being celebrated in Greece! So I can honestly say that I ‘missed’ Easter that year. Read my post Our ‘Passed-Over’ Easter.

Today I am happy to be celebrating at home while I plan for my next exciting adventure to Italy. I think about all of you, scattered around different parts of the world. I am thankful for each one of you. I hope that your Easter day is, was or will be a time of renewal, a time to be grateful, and a time to enjoy those around you. No matter where you are, it is a day to be cherished.

Easter Blessings, everyone!



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18 replies

  1. Fabulous pic!! We hope to be in Rome for Christmas and/or Easter one of these years. It will have to be after the grandkids are older though. They want the nonni home for the holidays. 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful shot! I didn’t realize you lived in Oregon. I was just there (in Portland) for 10 days and had an amazing time. I love your state…it’s just beautiful!

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  3. Hope you get to feeling better…..but in this photo you look “splendida”

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  4. Hi Susan – Easter looks to be just as beautiful in Oregon as it would be in Italy. Hope you had a blessed holiday with family and friends taking in the wonders of Nature’s beauty set out before us as it reawakens for another season.

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  5. Happy Easter, Susan – I hope it is still today when you read this, even though it is yesterday already here 🙂 ❤

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  6. It is a special day indeed, and I am also reminiscing about where I’ve been on Easter over the past few years…I’m glad I’m in good company. Happy Easter to you! 🙂

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