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.