Finding easy ways to explain words and concepts was what she did best, although when she explained Jesus, the cross, burial, and rising from the dead, one of her students looked anxious: “You mean like a zombie?”
With no simple explanation she pondered and slowly said, “…Yes. Something like that.”
Connell wrote this based on a true story from an ESL teacher.
Abby cried at Easter as a child, watching the family across the street. Grownups hid sweets around their property. Children searched. “Easter egg hunt” it was called.
Such a silly custom, Abby’s mother said.
As an adult, Abby visited her married sister, becoming the Easter bunny for nieces and nephews.
Krystyna writes poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. She delights neighbourhood cats with her singing.