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Newness of Life

In honor of Easter and newness of life … wow.

The pervasive rhythm of our lives is that of resurrection and rebirth: all around us, each day, we encounter things being born, things being made new. Even though some days, some years, we see only the deaths. Here is a truly breathtaking moment.

I think what struck me about this image of the tadpoles is: all of these young, new living beings rushing together, as one, toward something sunlit and beautiful, though they scarcely know what it might be; they still live in the murk of the water, but they can sense the nearness of the sun and the possibility of another, different life to be lived.

Happy Easter, dear readers. Thank you for being with me on this journey that is The Zombie Bible.

Here’s to another year of faith, hope, and stories that move the heart.

Stant Litore

(Photograph: Tadpoles swimming through a forest of lily stalks. Photo: Eiko Jones. Available as a full-size wallpaper download from the National Geographic.)


Stant Litore is a novelist. He writes about gladiators on tyrannosaurback, Old Testament prophets battling the hungry dead, geneticists growing biological starships, time-traveling hijabi bisexual defenders of humanity from the future. Explore his fiction here. And here is one of his toolkits for writers, and here’s another book where he nerds out about ancient languages and biblical (mis)translation. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Newness of Life

  1. Very cool place you’ve got here, my friend. Thanks for sharing what you’ve got cooking on the writer’s stove. Sounds good. I’m still reading Strangers In The Land and loving it so far. I’ve just had too much going on of late to be able to sit down and finish the whole thing. Lots of changes going on with me. Hopefully things will calm down and I can see how this bad-boy ends.
    Have a great week!


  2. Thanks, Stan, for sharing that delightful picture and your thoughts. Hope you had a joyous and blessed Easter too!

  3. What I love is that the world is full of images (and stories) like this. At first glance, I thought it was a fantasy painting or Photoshopped image from So wondrous and odd.

    But this is our reality. May we seek and find and have eyes to see this kind of wonder in life, and celebrate it when we find it.

  4. P.S. And yes, that’s now my computer’s desktop wallpaper.

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