My pink easter egg – Day 18

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Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.

Picture this. Easter-egg-hunt in my grandmothers garden. Me and my cousins were about three and four years old. The whole family was gathered for Easter smorgasbord – Swedish herring in multitudes of tastes, painted eggs, delicious salads, my grandmothers home-baked bread – and all kids were dressed out like little witches with scarves tied around the heads and painted faces. At that point in Sweden, Easter was celebrated in similar manner as Halloween, with kids dressing up and knocking doors for candy in exchange for home-made paintings and craft. If you were ambitious enough, you could end the day with bags full of candy. My grandmother had hidden the easter eggs around the garden and all kids feverishly ran around trying to find one (clearly a non-joke-activity). I knew that there was one pink egg (the other were white), and the joy I felt when I found that pink-easter-egg is something I’ll never forget. It was like I had won the lottery. The chosen jackpot winner. A top of the world. Invincible. I’m slightly puzzled that I remember the shade of a egg while having no memory what-so-ever what it contained. Clearly, my pink obsession started many years ago.

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illustration by Jenny Nyström
Swedish Easter Witches -1956
Pictures from here

Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably)
Day 2, Thursday:
Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you’d like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)

Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don’t have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?
Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you’re most afraid of
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill.
Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…)
Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day – this could be “a photo an hour” if you’d like)
Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.
Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23, Thursday: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you
Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you’d like.
Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures
Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory

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One Response to “My pink easter egg – Day 18”
  1. Vivienne says:

    We see the world differently as children, this story really brought that fact to the forefront. 🙂

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