People like them.
They can be other than whom they really are in life.
For one day.
Perhaps, two, including Halloween.
Mardi Gras is today.
It's a carnival atmosphere where masks are permitted with time limitations no one observes anyway, I imagine.
Clean out the refrigerator.
The big fast and abstinence starts Ash Wednesday with ashes pressed on the foreheard reminding me of my mortality, and, tomorrow, and all the Fridays of Lent are meatless for those 18 or older up to 60 years of age.
One main meal the next forty days through Holy Thursday's Lord's Supper Mass when the 40-day trek ends and gives way to the Triduum, the holiest days of the Christian calendar.
More intense praying, fasting and alms giving are pillars of Lent.
From the cross of Christ to the crown of his rising on Easter Sunday.
50 days of celebration follow through Pentecost Sunday.
My plan, in addition to the three pillars of Lent:
Exclude e-mailing and use the telephone to personally connect daily;
Blog three times weekly;
Read instead of TV;
Treats taken only on Sundays.
A blessed Lenten season to you!
Let me know how you're doing and being these days of morphing, will you?
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