Easter, the New Year

"Easter, which is the spiritual New Year, should be a time for the understanding of new thoughts and the making of new things."

-G.K. Chesterton, "The Blank State of the Modern Mind," The Illustrated London News (1936)

"Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward we must believe in age...All normal children (however much we discourage them) look forward to growing up. 'Except ye become as little children,' except you can wake on you fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, 'ye cannot enter the kingdom of God.' One must not only die daily, but every day one must be born again."

-Dorothy Sayers, "Strong Meat"