The hypnotic Easter bunny.

One day, when on my way home from work, I changed trams on Paradeplatz in Zurich, just like any other day. This particular day, however, was not an ordinary day at all, it happened to be a very particular day, it was the day Sprüngli had changed their windows for Easter. Now, when you’re a chocolate addict like me, you’re about to lose control over your itinerary, you stop paying attention to anything else, least of all your connecting tram, you can take the next one, or the one after that, but on this day, I lost control over time and space altogether, I was mesmerized by a chocolate Easter bunny, the biggest chocolate Easter bunny I had ever seen, ever!, it was huge, gigantic in fact, who could ever eat it up, I wondered. I think, this was my last self-controlled thought, then, this Easter bunny’s face started to mesmerize me, what expressive features, such character, I felt like I had entered Alice’s wonderland, as if that bunny was about to address me, saying something like If I lose my temper, you lose your head, it wouldn’t have surprised me at all, I took a deeper look in its eyes, one look too many, and da war’s um mich gescheh’n, it spoke to me, it sang to me, my fate became quite plain, half drawn by it, I glided in and was not seen again.

One thought on “The hypnotic Easter bunny.

  1. This is a wonderful story and one that I can personally identify with. About 12 years ago, I was in Zurich just before Easter and was wandering round when my eye was caught by the most amazing and enormous chocolate squirrel in a shop window. I have rarely wanted anything as much in my whole life and couldn’t stop starring at it. Alas, it was Sunday when all stores are closed and I had to leave so it couldn’t be mine but I have never forgotten this tempting sight. I should really see if Sprüngli have one they can FedEx me.

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