Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Conflict

So what happens if you made Lenten resolutions but have a sweetheart?  You have a dilemma.  Today is Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day.  If you made resolutions for Lent, today especially is a day of fast and abstinence, no meat and eat light with no treats between meals.  So you go out with your sweetheart and you have a smudge on your forehead.  You say, "I love you but tonight I have a dirty looking face and we can only eat a salad with no wine or dessert."  You had better hope your sweetheart is OK with Lent.  Maybe they want steak, wine, Chocolate Mousse and Latte.  You, being a mere mortal will lose all your resolutions on the first day of Lent.  You cannot just sit there and watch them eat, while you eat your lentils!  Of course, if you have no sweetheart than all this is mute.  You can enjoy your spinach alone.  Oh, and don't wear white shirts and blouses, dresses if you are going to receive ashes on your forehead.  If the ash is not moist enough it will fall down from your forehead onto your nose and then onto your clothes.  Warning:  beware of dry ashes.

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