Happy Easter

I’m always delighted to find traditionally painted eggs while traveling. These eggs are from the former Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany. Sometimes they even come with a certificate of authenticity, like the 3 eggs I got in the old castle in Ljubljana!

Eggs are symbols of fertility and rebirth in ancient pagan cultures. As well, the egg shell represents the sealed tomb and the cracking of the egg represents Jesus’ resurrection from the dead at Easter.

May we all feel reborn. Happy Easter, everyone.

The brown and white eggs are from Ljubljana Castle. The bear in bunny ears is from Pam and Niko

NOTES: © Jadi Campbell 2023


My books are Broken In: A Novel in Stories, Tsunami Cowboys,  Grounded and The Trail Back Out.

Broken In: A Novel in Stories was  semifinalist for the international 2020 Hawk Mountain Short Story Collection Award and Finalist for Greece’s 2021 Eyelands Book of the Year Award (Short Stories). Tsunami Cowboys was longlisted for the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Award. The Trail Back Out was American Book Fest 2020 Best Book Award Finalist: Fiction Anthologies, Runner-Up for the 2021 Top Shelf Award, 2021 IAN Book of the Year Award Short Story Collection Finalist, and awarded a 2021 Wishing Shelf Red Ribbon. The title story The Trail Back Out was longlisted for the 2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Award.

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8 thoughts on “Happy Easter”

  1. Didn’t know that about the cracking of the egg symbolism Jadi! Love that. Happy Easter to you too and hope yours was lovely. I used to do Ukrainian-style Easter egg painting by the way, with hot wax. Beautiful tradition. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Wow Bill, I dye hard-boiled eggs most years but that’s the extent of my abilities. I once tried the classic make a hole in either end of a raw egg and extract the yolk and albumin so you can decorate the shell…. by the third egg I was out of breath, had two smashed shells, and conceded defeat…. The (purchased) eggs I’ve got with the wax designs are especially beautiful though!

      1. Yeah I’m not crafty per se, just something I learned as a kid. Pretty distinct smell, that melting wax (nice too). Be well Jadi!

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