Friday, April 2, 2010
Happy Easter Weekend from SBPDL
Holidays are a wonderful time to retreat from the internet and the 24/7 news cycle and find comfort with family and friends.
From SBPDL to yours: Have a wonderful Easter weekend with your family. We have a few special Easter posts that will be coming this weekend, but we wanted to take this time to wish you and your family a blessed Easter weekend.
We have fun educating the world about Stuff Black People Don't Like, but we have more fun in the company of our family and garner enjoyment spending time with them and friends.
Regardless of your religious beliefs, Easter and the spring season represent hope springing eternal. In a more civilized time, Germans and their World War One enemies- the French and British - came together on the 25th of December under a flag of peace to celebrate the glory of Christendom and the birth of Christ (the Christmas Truce).
We no longer live in a civilized time, but approach with amazing speed and alarming alacrity the world of Idiocracy.
You have little control over these developments right now, so relax and catch your breath.
But over the weekend of Easter 2010, remember those moments from your youth. The joy of Easter egg hunts; the wonder of Easter baskets left behind by a benevolent bunny in league with the American Dentist Association (ADA); the dread of dressing up for Easter sermon, but the pride reflected in your parents eyes as you do anyways.
Over Easter, sit back and enjoy a peaceful weekend and make new memories with your family while remembering the old ones. We'll be back in the next 24 hours with two posts that won't capsize Guam, but could capsize an inflatable pool if given the chance.
Have a great Easter folks and never forget the importance of family and the bonds you have created. Take this weekend as an opportunity to call an old friend or college roommate you haven't spoken to in years.
Rekindle a long dormant relationship with a person you once spent nights discussing dreams with and yet somehow managed to lose touch with them in the process of seeing those dreams to fruition.
You'll be surprised to hear the joy and heartache in the voice of that friend or family member when you finally call to break the once impenetrable silence of years gone by (if you want to know why this is important, read the melancholy book It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium).
Life can be difficult but living shouldn't be. Remember, those who can see grow in number everyday and that if you live in whitopia, chances are they are much more ubiquitous than you could ever imagine.
Easter bonnets, Easter egg hunts and heck, the Easter Bunny might be relics of Pre-Obama America, but they represent something that those who wish to be theological or secular can find common ground: family.
Traditions tie us together with people we never met, family long gone, brothers and sister present and faces still waiting to be conceived.
God speed to you and yours this Easter weekend, 2010.
Enjoy this scene from Ben-Hur, which easily beats anything from the 2004 Mel Gibson film Passion of the Christ (although we thought Jesus was Black).
Posted by Stuff Black People Don't Like at 8:21 PM