It’s time for tulips, pips and chocolates

It’s time for tulips, pips and chocolates

By Susan Dromey-Heeter, Joyful Reflections

We apologize, merry musicians, for being particularly careless with our writing in March. March for me is the Bermuda Triangle, the unsolved mystery of time. Why does it come and go so slowly and then miraculously disappear? I don’t have the answers but I simply know that it is a mystery to me.

Then Easter is Sunday – early and on time. Happy Easter to you all, or a very early Easter if you celebrate. And if all you’re doing is celebrating the end of March, well, have fun. Mars seems to be leaving as a lion rather than a lamb, but perhaps she got her timings wrong.

It’s Easter. Sunday. Ham and marshmallow peeps, Jesus and nice job. It’s a beautiful thing and I think fondly of getting ready for a church ceremony by polishing patent leather with Vaseline as well as uncovering my mother’s stash of Peeps in her wardrobe. She would store the boxes and keep them until after Lent when she would indulge in their sugary delight. I can’t express a good peep, not a good moment of gratitude and joy and pure, unadulterated love. This to me is Easter.

Susan Dromey-Heeter, Joyful Reflections

I bought some tulips yesterday, and since I’m sicker than before, my kitchen feels a little homey, a little sober. But I believe there can never be enough flowers, enough peeps, and enough chocolate. I get excited about any holiday where candy is so prominent. I laughed with friends about the 50% off sale at Rite Aid that I was getting off. I think jelly beans should be their own food group, and the white and pink group are my favorite.

So, I’ll be back in April with more scribes after this slippery, slippery, fast, slow March. Celebrate joy, the season, sun and moon, cold and hot, resurrection and death, peeps and hams. I happily think you will do it.

Susan Dromey-Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go naturally white. Writing has been her passion since her days as an English major at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Dromy Hitter has lived in Holland and Alaska and currently enjoys all things New England, including the harsh winters. An avid swimmer, Drumy Hitter’s big passion is bringing back the sport of bodysurfing because most kids have no idea how to surf without those silly boogie boards.

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