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By Renaissance Girl

It’s hard to believe Easter was only a week ago. The church is still decorated with flowers and white fabric and candles around the altar for the Easter season, but this Sunday I had the slightly sleepy feeling of easing back into “ordinary” time. I slipped into church after greeting guests and sat in the side aisle, wondering where that sense of Easter joy had gone.

Nearby was my niece, 20 months-old, squirming and antsy. There is so much to see in the church, that sometimes you just have to point kids in the right direction and they engage and forget themselves. I beckoned to her and led her quietly to the center aisle….and found it…the swirl of incense danced over the altar and through the fabric on the ceiling, the candles cast a glow on the elements on the altar surrounded by white-robed clergy and congregation, the lilies reached their faces out towards the light and their scent carried down the aisle. The Resurrection was right here, I just had to step into the middle of it and not try to skirt safely around the edge.

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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

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