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Happy Easter in the UAE

Happy Easter! Jeremy had work today. Miriam had school today. I had class today. It was business as usual.

I'm not really complaining. We get every Friday off, after all, and the skewed calendar kept me more aware of the peripheral Easter-season holidays like Good Friday, since we spent three hours at church that day. And the almost complete absence of Easter Bunny festivities in this country meant that we focused a lot more on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Still, I wish we had a Damascus-style Old City to go to, so we could participate in some Christian Easter festivities like we did in 2005. Honestly, Easter has never felt as Christ-centered as it did there.

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