Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Christian liturgical observance of Lent. I’ve always kind of enjoyed going to church on Ash Wednesday; something about the morbidity of getting that swipe of ashes on my forehead and being solemnly reminded of my own mortality always resonated with me. Wow, I would have made a great Goth kid.
If you observe Lent, what are you giving up this year? I’m personally not doing Lent this year, but apparently tons of my friends are giving up Facebook and alcohol.