“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. where you take a long hard look inside your soul and root out all the deep evil sins lurking just beneath a cool exterior, waiting to pounce at any moment like the creepy man hiding in the bushes, who may or may not be a nice guy to friends and neighbors. Sorry that was a bit of tangent from another blog.
Once a year, people of Jewish faith have a similar type of day, Yom Kippur, where they fast and pray fervently, reflecting on sins and relying on atonement as promised by G-d. Except Yom Kippur comes at the end of 10 days of making amends and starting a new year, while Ash Wednesday is the kick off of 40 days of spiritual renewal leading to the celebration of the Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter. So many holidays – so many opportunities to remember just how much we totally suck.
I’ve said before that I really dig rituals. I think they’re neato. I remember as a kid seeing people walking around with a dirty patch on their foreheads and thinking they were cool. Not that Catholics are cool, just their rituals. Haha just kidding. The Pope is dope, yo.