Sunday Aerial Banner: The Funeral is Cancelled

We were not alone on Clearwater Beach this Sunday.  The churches may have been full and Tampa columnist Steve Otto (Tampa Column) said he would attend Catholic Mass then Protestant church service, but there were as many locals hitting the silky white, 2.5 mile strip dubbed Florida’s Best.  Sand, sea, and sun are divine gifts and it’s where we chose to spend our last day on vacation.   My son pointed out the aerial banner from the volleyball court where we were playing.

 We stopped in the middle of our game to read the plane’s message, pulled across the sky in bold black letters, the sound of the engine turning heads.

THE FUNERAL IS CANCELLED —-  HE HAS RISEN!!!!

Whoops, cheers, laughter, high fives and a discernible uproar could be heard from the masses, the other courts, and our court with two Vietnamese brothers, a Spanish-speaking couple, as well as my family with its Buddhist,  Christian, and Jewish background.   It didn’t matter who you were or what religion you practiced.

We were here for the Easter holiday.  And we were happy to enjoy His day together.

About mylinhshattan

MyLinh B. Shattan is a writer who has worked in the private sector, taught at college, and served in the U.S. Army. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from West Point, an M.B.A. from Florida Southern College, and an M.F.A. in Writing from Queens University.