Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Tomorrow begins a highly overlooked holiday in the Protestant tradition. It's Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, the 40 days prior to Christ's crucifixion. Traditionally, and still practiced by  the Catholic sect, observant Christians are to fast those 40 days, breaking it at Easter. So, as of tomorrow morning, I'm saying goodbye to one of my very favorite foods...bread. Me and bread go way back...hundreds of years through my Italian ancestry. So, you can imagine how tough it is to break our bond, but really it's nothing compared with what was sacrificed for me, so no complaints here, or maybe just a few sometimes. :) 

If you're a Christian, and weren't aware of today, surprise! :) I'd encourage you to consider giving up something you enjoy for 40 days out of the year. As I'm sure you know, it's really a very telling experience in self-control. Hey, it's good for your body to know who's boss, at least for a month and a half. :)

Posted by Portia at February 8, 2005 11:21 PM

Who's up for the Daniel style Veggie fast?!?! WOO HOO!!! YEAH! GO VEGGIES!!!

Posted by: Peter at February 9, 2005 10:15 AM

We're also doing cable! 40 days of peace and quiet...

Posted by: Mutti at February 9, 2005 02:35 PM


Posted by: Peter at February 9, 2005 02:46 PM thanks

Posted by: Jon at February 9, 2005 04:33 PM

How about giving up slamming liberals instead? Just kidding!

Posted by: ziggy at February 9, 2005 07:54 PM

Ziggy, you're jumping the gun. I was just about to post something in that regard. :) Stay tuned.

Posted by: Emily at February 10, 2005 08:51 AM

That is such a beautiful picture!

Posted by: Paige at February 10, 2005 08:31 PM