Now it was the quiet afternoon and the Easter egg hunt was over. Big Bunny was curious. What was Easter? She hoped to find some of the eggs. Maybe then she would know what Easter was all about. She looked here,
But the girl called her encouragingly, and Big Bunny pricked up her ears. She couldn't resist that voice.
The girl held her securely. The bunny's nose wiggled as she smelled the sugary girl. Was Easter the candy, the special breakfast, the pretty clothes? Was Easter the mysterious Easter eggs? Or was it something else, that something else which Big Bunny just barely sensed, the very cause of the whole celebration?
She still didn't know what Easter was, but she felt that it was something very special. It was the excitement in the family. It was the cool fresh air, the green things coming up everywhere in the garden, the flowers, which the people had waited so many months to see, and the feeling of the girl wrapping her arms around Big Bunny, holding her close in such a way that she knew she was loved.
Copyright 2010 Beth Curtin.