When are mortality and regrets NOT on our minds?
I will be too busy at work today for ashes. Besides, I always wipe them off before I leave the church, mindful of the Gospel for this day.
Instead of a meditation, here is a movie, Orson Welles' ruined masterpiece, The Magnificent Ambersons, one of the greatest meditations on mortality and regret ever:
I think Madpriest said it best:
so each day is ash wednesday
all this life is ash wednesday