Ash Wednesday

Mardi Gras is officially over and Lent begins today. Repent, ye Christian gentlemen; and put ashes on your brow. You are not obviously a Christian unless the gentiles stare and point and whisper, and the unclean spirits who rule this world from their thrones in Hollywood knit their brows and frown when you walk by. The dark spirits are puzzled that their tornadoes and storms, the loss of life and property, merely drives you to your knees in prayer, and not to your knees in fear. The gentiles are puzzled that you are not talking about the Superbowl or super Tuesday, but have your eyes focused on something more distant, a form from beyond the edges of the world.