Here it is already Easter after welcoming Spring about three weeks ago! Can you believe it? Time always goes by much too fast.
This week, I had some time to organize and rearrange some things at home, and I came across my pisanki Polish Easter eggs and got those out to view and enjoy. These are pisanki wooden Easter eggs from Poland, gifted to me by my Great Aunt Marianna Drewin, when she visited my family more than 35 years ago from Kielce’, Poland. I also still have the original leather-crafted box she brought them in, also shown here. My brother and I have since shared the eggs we received, and the ones I have are shown in my picture above. Pisanki is a tradition in Poland – as well as other countries such as Ukraine – of hand-painting Easter eggs. Pisanki comes from the older Polish version of the verb, pisac’, meaning “to paint.” Today, it more closely means “to write.” Eggs symbolize life and new life, and are always traditional when thinking of Easter. While my pisanki Easter eggs are nothing fancy, they are traditional Polish Easter eggs that remind me of my Polish ancestors, family, and heritage from the Old Country.
Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate Easter!