A-Hunting We Will Go!

by Coco St. George One month into spring and Nature has fully delivered her promise of renovation. Flowers are blossoming, the grass is green again, and not only on the […]


by Coco St. George

One month into spring and Nature has fully delivered her promise of renovation. Flowers are blossoming, the grass is green again, and not only on the other side of the fence. The whole world is abuzz with life and activity after the long months of the cold and boring Winter. Butterflies, bees and worms are back on the trail, drudging in whatever their instincts take them.

Since Nature is natural by definition, and calendars are man-made, these Spring holidays are movable ¬– that is, we don’t celebrate them on a fixed date. The date, very fittingly, is based again in Nature; thus, Easter Sunday, for example, is the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring (which begins around March 21st, on the Spring equinox).

In this time of the year, there is no better symbol for this renovation and promise of life than an egg, a container of life, or at least, of its promise. That’s the origin of the tradition of decorating eggs for Easter, which in certain countries has become an art-form in its own right.

We can trace the origin of the egg hunt back to the 16th century, and the idea of a bunny (or a hare) bringing the eggs on Easter appeared some hundred years later. Since rabbits and hares are not oviparous, linking this mammal to a tradition of renewal seems to stem from the fertility usually ascribed to them.

In Second Life®, the Easter egg hunt is also a well-honored tradition, and it’s a fun activity which might yield a lot of valuable prizes to enjoy all year long.

If you enjoy heavy-duty challenges, you shouldn’t miss the egg hunt organized by the Bull God Choppers sim.  You’ll have to go off-road for this one, and there are several trucks at your disposal – monster trucks, mind you, because the trail is quite harsh and unforgiving and you’re going to need all the power you can get to drive it. But don’t worry; it’s all part of the fun and, besides, the eggs are rather large and you can spot them from your vehicle. You think you have a better car in your inventory than those available here? You’ll be able to rezz it if you join the group.

Now, if you’re more inclined to something more traditional, fluffy bunnies and colorful butterflies, your place is in Aero Pines Park, organizers of the EggaPalooza Spring Hunt. Come on, you simply can’t say no to something called EggaPalooza. Go ahead and enjoy hunting for hundreds of Easter eggs, that are hidden just enough to make this one a very fun and enjoyable activity.

But if you want to have fun and give something back, you belong in the Charity Egg Hunt organized by Relay for Life. You buy the eggs you find for as little as $L10 and all the proceedings of this event go to the American Cancer Society. So, if you didn’t say no to an EggaPalooza, now you can’t refuse to take part in something with charity in its name. Besides, this event features also gatchas with items from the top SL designers. So, loosen your purse and point your teleporters to the Charity Egg Hunt.

Happy hunting!

Written and Photographed by Coco St. George

Coco St. George, Writer