What does Easter Speak ?

Monday 22nd April 2019

I’ve been reading Debo’s old book of her newspaper articles, ‘Counting My Chickens and Other Home Thoughts.’ How far away she seems now although only 5 years in the grave. Her world is fading away – the Old Families, Old Money, the impatience with logos and re-branding and people saying ‘absolutely’ and ‘quantum leap’, her confidence that Chatsworth would go on, the public adoring and adoring that the Duke is in res and she being just a weeny bit casual with the truth (did she really never read a book?) and rather making things up to suit herself in the aristocratic manner. It’s not going on much longer – all of that. All soon to be swept away. Me, I don’t know what I’ll do. Will it be total confiscation, do you think? Or perhaps just Inheritance Tax put up to 80% above a certain limit under Corbyn. And Wealth Tax too – why not? There’s always the option of committing, of course. I’m too old now to begin again. But just general dread of destitution actually, with or without Corbyn. There’s no glimmer now. The days of prosperity are gone. Little tin cars for everybody. Maybe it will be better. Less to worry about.

So in one way and another I did not think that the Lord would rise again on Easter Morn as usual. Not this year. I was low. All through Good Friday and Easter Saturday, I was low. I went through the motions, of the Hot Cross Buns, the Easter Saturday tea so important. But I was low. We’ve had no visitors and I’ve had no strength. I’ve dragged through my tasks.

Yet, when it came – Easter Morn – there was a flicker. A small faint surge of the Lord rising. But today it’s gone again. Yet on Palm Sunday I was buoyant and alive at San Paulo for the Palm Sunday Service by kind arrangement of Genevieve Suzy.

Donkey lead into San Paulo for Palm Sunday Service with the Bishop (a Woman)

Donkey lead into San Paulo for Palm Sunday Service with the Bishop (a Woman)

Triumphant San Paulo - at Our Nation's Core for Palm Sunday

Triumphant San Paulo – at Our Nation’s Core for Palm Sunday

The Gay Mother found Three Daffs Remaining in the Garden for her Easter Church Flowers

The Gay Mother found Three Daffs Remaining in the Garden for her Easter Church Flowers

Paul A Young Obliged as Always: this Year a Monet Egg

Paul A Young Obliged as Always: this Year a Monet Egg

 

Posted Monday, April 22, 2019 under Adrian Edge day by day.

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