Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The build to the bunny -- The Easter bunny is declared essential

Cutie the bunny goes shopping
Black marker on Fabriano note paper
6 1/4 x 8 1/2
Barbara Muir © 2013

We are a celebratory family.  My husband and I love
family gatherings.  For Easter Steven usually cooks
an amazing turkey, makes some kind of delicious
pie.  Our sons bring potatoes and vegetables, and
we all get together with my older son's wife and
two little girls, and my younger son's girlfriend and
-- have an egg hunt, and a meal. I love it.  It's so fun.

This year because of the virus we are separated
from the family, and will not get together.  Meanwhile
both our provincial premier, and the Mayor of Toronto
have said that the Easter Bunny is an essential service,
and people are allowed to have Easter egg hunts in their
own homes.

We are not church goers -- I feel for people who are --
because in Canada at least churches are all closed
down to fight the virus.  But we love the eggs,
the hunt, and the dinner together.  And the bunnies.
Chocolate, toy bunnies, you name it.  Tonight's
little sketch is of a bunny we encountered in Ikea --
a strange place for a live bunny.  This was seven
years ago -- it would not be happening today.
In fact Ikea is closed, like all major businesses
other than grocery stories and drugstores.

Have a celebrating in isolation day

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