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I LOVE decorating Easter eggs.  Even though I don’t have kids, I do it every year.

Last year, I took a pysanky workshop at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, and quickly fell in love with this folk art.  I hadn’t made a Ukrainian Easter egg since I was in grade school, but the memory of it came rushing back.  I love the smell of the melting beeswax, and the careful concentration it requires.  It’s totally zen.  A small meditation.

Apparently, the tradition pre-dates Christianity.  It’s an age-old tradition to decorate eggs for the Spring Equinox.  Maybe that’s why I’ve always loved decorating Easter eggs.  Turns out, it’s not just for kids after all.

Pysanky

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