'When the President saw this photograph hanging on the walls of the West Wing, he laughed and said, "The two most famous sets of ears in Washington."' Photographer, Pete Souza.
Happy Easter to you from NILE Magazine!
Here the U.S. President and the Easter Bunny listen to the national anthem on the Blue Room balcony at the annual Easter Egg Roll last year.
The Washington Monument in the background was built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk to evoke the timelessness of ancient civilizations.
It is quite fitting, that Easter, being a celebration of hope and resurrection, shares its origins with the word east, 'towards the sunrise'; the direction in which Ra rises triumphantly each morning, reborn from the long, arduous journey through the underworld. In ancient Egypt, each morning truly was a new beginning.