Oranges, the best Chinese New Years Gift to give someone. 😉 Of course, the display should be beautiful as well and tie into the meaning/predictions of the zodiac sign involved, in this case that would be the Rabbit.
‘Tis once again Easter. So, gentlemen, I do hope your ready, willing, and able to go egg hunting – and egg painting 😉 – today. After all, almost every single trapping and custom enjoyed during this Spring holiday is based upon Pagan fertility rites – or, neo-Pagan conceits. Either way though, Spring is the time for new life, the time for seed to sown in fertile fields.
And, for you Christians – yes, you should be celebrating the Resurrection instead of following the forms of Eostre’s rites. Yet, o scions of Noah, your God did command you in Genesis 1:26, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
So, given when in the year you celebrate your Christ’s Resurrection, now’s a good time to “get right with God.” 😆
While any link between the Christians’ Easter and the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Ä’ostre – now, often called Ostara by Neo-Pagans – may well only exists in St. Bede’s mind and writings, it’s still one of my favorite Christian-originated/Christian-appropriated holidays. How can I not love a holiday centered upon Spring and Fertility? 😆
As it’s May 1st, it’s definitely Spring. As such, here’s what I hope is a pleasant and inspirational reminder that this means both the joy found in seeing beautiful women no longer bundled up for the cold – not that there’s anything wrong with that – and that Spring represents the Earth’s return to fertility.
Time to undertake the ever-so-pleasant task of planting, Gentlemen!
Gentlemen, Remember Your Reproductive Duties
With the CDC’s report that American fertility and reproductive rates have fallen to record-lows and, at a Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 1.76 we’re dangerously below the 2.1 TFR needed to maintain population levels, this is potentially catastrophic for our nation’s and people’s future.
So, Gentlemen – especially my fellow White men – we need to get busy fulfilling our reproductive duties. Hence, this post goes beyond the appreciation of the female form and prurience – though, as we all know, prurience is no oddity in Reflections From A Murky Pond – and is meant as both inspiration and a call to action.
America needs babies! So, gentlemen, we need to get out there and make some… a lot of them. Do it for you country!