Friday, March 24, 2006
Photo Friday: Lo's Spring
Here's the portent I look for to show me spring has arrived in the Northeast.
Because I am Jewish, I never received these delightful items in baskets for free; I saved my allowance and started buying them as soon as CVS, Woolworth's, and the other candy emporiums of my childhood started putting them out on the counter. Since a lot of that childhood was spent in New England, the availability of the Cadbury creme egg usually occurred significantly before the weather actually got warm. Hence: for me, seeing those eggs on the counter will always make my heart lift. Spring is coming! It is, it is!
If it were up to me, I'd put a Cadbury creme egg on the seder plate. Maybe someday I will.
Edit: It is my passionate interest in comparative religion that makes me joke about this tacky replacement. I would only do it in appreciative company. Also, Passover/Pesach is by far my favorite holiday (American or Jewish) and part and parcel of my joyous reaction to Spring & its Cadbury creme egg harbinger.