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Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Eostre

Two hares just loped across our sunny grass. Original of the Easter bunny and symbol of the fertility goddess Eostre, the hare is precocial, crepuscular, nocturnal: leverets are born wide-eyed and furred, ready for life in the twilight and the dark. It's good to see them � they're fading � but not to see them scared up and out in the daylight. A hare in distress screams like a woman being murdered.

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