Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Away with the bunnies
My friend gave me a present for my birthday, and it was a big chocolate bunny! It was delicious. I devoured most of it, sharing it with others. Eating chocolate bunnies is like consuming a whole rabbit. I started with the ears, and then worked my way down. Someone helped themselves to the face and it must've been a fridge thief or a ghost! I know who's guilty.
Most people I know are avoiding chocolate eggs and bunnies to watch their diets. I don't care. LOL! After the Ostara holidays I'm going to work out, lift weights and drink lots of water. Exercise the brain, and the spirit, not just the body. Remember that you need to walk and get out of your car. Wild bunnies do plenty of exercises. If you want to indulge and eat a bunny, don't think "mmm chocolate" but instead train yourself to think of this: "eating this bunny give me energy and physical health". Chocolate bunnies are a sweetened version of the cooked hares and rabbits.
In the Middle Ages, most ordinary people couldn't afford meat. They were forbidden to hunt wild animals. To do so was punishable by death. So the diet for the population consisted of gruel, oats and vegetables. With the arrival of new discoveries and trading increased the sale of fruits, vegetables, eggs, dairy, bread, spices, beans, fish and sugar in markets. That increase became widespread so people's culinary skills turned to baking cakes, biscuits, breads, pies and preserving other foods with salt and sugar. Then with the exploration of newer lands, cocoa was introduced to Europe from the Americas. Cocoa was made into an aphrodisiac drink until the Industrial Revolution and the spread of plantations. Cocoa became cheaper to buy. It was back in the Americas that the very first chocolate factory was built!
Chocolates reputation changed from being a drug to a confectionery in the Victorian period. The English turned chocolate into a solid sweet. Milk and sugar was added to chocolate in the nineteenth century. After this evolving phase of chocolate, during which the steam engine and photography became a part of every day life, the season of Ostara was altered as a chocolate feast of chocolate bunnies and eggs too. Chocolate is so important to human diet that people in extreme conditions are advised to eat it. Chocolate bars make up part of a soldiers and astronauts food pack.
Now regarding the Easter Bunny the bunny theme springs to mind! The most favourite bunny character is Bugs Bunny, by Warner Bros.
The most favourite kids fantasy book including rabbits is "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. This is an adventure story about a girl named Alice, who finds herself bored listening to her sister reading her a book, when she witnesses a strange white rabbit with a waist jacket on and holding a pocket watch. The white rabbit spoke "I'm late!" and bounces off in a hurry. Alice is curious about the white rabbit, and she chases after it. The white rabbit disappeared down a rabbit hole, large enough for Alice to enter. She falls down a tunnel that is so endless that she feels she'd end up in Australia. She drops to a float, and passes household objects. She contemplates and asks herself questions, pondering curiouser and curiouser. She lands on a pile of leaves in the centre of a corridor of doors. None of them open, except for one, a tiny door behind a curtain with its own little key. She misplaced it and shrunk down to a small size to fit through the door but she forgot the key and left it on the table. Food and drink comes and goes, changing her size. Animals appear in this bizarre tale, some of which are now extinct. Alice is often lost through either strange landscapes and her own puzzles.
Alice is a tale of a girl lost in though, and meditating in a dreamstate of confusion. She's assaulted by many weird characters including the Queen of Hearts, who wants to kill her. The dream turned into a nightmare, where Alice was being chased out of the illusion. Alice chased the white rabbit into the illusion first. She also passes into the same illusion/dimension later on in "Alice Through the Looking Glass".
The story of "Alice in Wonderland" is based on a real girl named Alice Liddell. For reading about the rest of the story and her adventures, check out: Alice in Wonderland wikipedia page.
Growing up I was often exposed to fairy tales, stories and chocolates, and BUNNIES. My mum read to me tales of Peter Rabbit and Flopsy. I used to have my own pet bunny named Tabitha. My biological mother was working as a Playboy Bunny girl at that time. There was bunny stuff everywhere. I watched cartoon shows with bunnies on it. Bugs Bunny was on all the time. I also ate rabbits, both chocolate ones and meaty ones in nice gravy!
Despite their reputation as breeders, rabbits have never been reported to have rabies. They've never given humans any diseases. Now rabbits and hares are quite different from each other.
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The picture is art by Guchico source Pixiv