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Will the Easter bunny just hop away… Please! (standard:humor, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Mar 24 2013Views/Reads: 1086/796Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I am what many people refer to as a purist. Many do not understand or know what a purist is so let me explain.

I am what many people refer to as a purist. Many do not understand or
know what a purist is so let me explain. 

No, a purist is not a Puritan, although I have nothing against Puritans
and lean heavily in their direction. After all, I think it is better to 
be radical in the right direction than radical in the wrong direction 
as many people are today. I think the Puritans are getting a bad rap 

A purist, however, is someone who likes things just the way they are. No
additives. No upgrades. No unnecessary changes. If my light bulb goes 
out, I want to change. That is the limit for change except maybe some 
of it that jingles in my pocket. 

Have you ever noticed that once you are comfortable with a computer
program and really like it, someone will upgrade it until it is a 
completely different program with no relationship to the one you love? 
I hate that. When you got something that works, do not try to fix it. 
That is one of the basic rules of life. 

It is a rule I have been trying to explain to the Gracious Mistress of
the Parsonage for years. I keep telling her I am not broken and 
therefore I do not need fixing. It has become the mission of her life 
to upgrade me. Can you imagine that? I love me the way I “are.” 

Some people are more like soup than anything else. Anything and
everything goes into the pot. Not me. I like to savor something in its 
own environment. 

So, I am a purist in many regards, which can best be seen from my point
of view in holidays. I like holidays but I do not like all of the 
upgrading and embellishments attached to every holiday you can think of 
except perhaps April 1. We know who celebrates that holiday. 

I would like to enjoy a holiday sometime without all of the extras. At
Christmas time I want to celebrate the purpose of Christmas, I have no 
idea what a Santa Claus with reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman have to 
do with Christmas. This is rather confusing to me. What are we 
celebrating at Christmas? If you follow the commercials, you have no 
idea what holiday is being celebrated. 

For Easter, I would like to strip away all of the trappings, all of the
hype and just celebrate it for what it is. What do the Easter bunny and 
the Easter egg have to do with Easter? 

I would be open to having a holiday for the Easter bunny, another
holiday for the Easter egg and if you want to get technical, a holiday 
for Santa Claus, one for Rudolph the red nose reindeer and a separate 
one for Frosty the Snowman. When you put it all together, it just is 
rather confusing to me. 

I know who is in charge of these holidays. A holiday is not to celebrate
but rather a holiday is to make money. Some people, and I will not 
mention any names, has never seen a holiday they did not want to make a 
buck. Maybe every holiday should be called “Buck Day,” where we 
celebrate and honor the almighty dollar. 

One more holiday I would suggest is one with no commercials and no
selling whatsoever. A holiday where you would be fined dearly if you 
bought anything. A holiday from buying would suit me just fine. 

I know my critics will say that unless somebody buys something nobody
makes anything. I have no problem with that. Wouldn't it be nice to 
have a holiday where that kind of thing was not front and center? 

The value of the Easter bunny is how much money it can make for the
person sponsoring the holiday. 

I have seen a very interesting thing and I just cannot quite explain it.
Just before the Easter holiday and leading up to it, all the Easter 
candy is at a premium price. Then, after Easter, this same Easter candy 
is at a hefty discount in the stores. What has changed? 

Could it be that the older something gets the less it is worth? 

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