In the Eastern Orthodox church, the Monday after Easter is known as Bright Monday or Renewal Monday. It won't be that bright today, probably. You'll feel a need for a hot lunch, and any escape from tedium you can find. Renewal will arrive in some form, perhaps after lunch, perhaps not until you've had a good night's sleep (because Sunday nights are never easy). Part of the Easter Monday tradition in Roman Catholic countries in days of yore involved dousing people with leftover holy water, brought home on Easter to bless the house and food. This drizzly, despondent rain feels far from holy, but those succulents in the backyard are drinking it up, getting ready for the dry months. And those urine-smelly stairs at the BART station could always use a good soak. UPDATE: So, actually, it's turned into a Bright Monday after all. Our bad.