anyway. today is Easter. it probably means different things to every one out there--chicks? egg hunts? cloyingly sweet marshmallow? melty rich chocolate bunnies?--but here is Singapore we don't really have Easter as a festive season like Chinese New Year or Christmas, where the tall lampposts along the tarmac roads would be strung with crimson red, sunflower yellow or twinkly fluorescent lights and boughs of holly respectively. it is for most just a holiday; a day to sleep in, cushioned by your oh-so-warm-and-inviting tussle of bedsheets, a day to pad about aimlessly and perchance update your facebook feed, a day to maybe have a hot cross bun for breakfast.
that was (as a person of Christian belief i admit ashamedly) me, i guess, last year or the one before. i didn't bother much with the He-is-Risen and let-us-pray parts. i just took it like oh okay, here's a holiday, whop de whop no school!
but in the light of my past year and all the dark turmoil and empty days and benign shadows that turned into malicious beasts of the dark, snarling at me from every nook and cranny, i have--i believe--come to look at it in another light.