I am not ready for Pascha

by Andrea Elizabeth

It’s the preparations and the lifting of fasting rules that are overwhelming me. Basically I don’t need to eat to stay alive – but I do need protein for my back muscles. So meat will make that easier. But with meat and dairy comes ice cream, deserts that aren’t too muchly troubled by substitutes, and a feeling of deserving more volume. I’m really thinking of skipping the paschal feasts both because of the crowds and the burden of making and eating and not eating all the food.