Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lent

The redundant season.

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:



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I think Madpriest said it best:

so each day is ash wednesday
all this life is ash wednesday



3 comments:

toujoursdan said...

Thanks for sharing. :)

it's margaret said...

hmmmmm..... Lent is like a koan.... like the sound of one hand clapping.... like a fish seeing water.... when a forgiven people whose sins have been thrown as far away as east is to west confess sin and beg for mercy.... A koan.

Ciss B said...

A good thought as we begin this introspective time. I echo the thanks from toujoursdan.