Wednesday, March 5, 2014
My favorite part of Ash Wednesday (and probably of Lent) is receiving the ashes and hearing that phrase: "Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
I know it sounds grim. But it always brings me such relief. It reminds me that so much of what I worry about, so many of the battlefields I find myself on (or put myself on) are immaterial in the big picture.
And if I don't want to, maybe I don't have to keep worrying or fighting. I can just let it go.
The song of the same name from the Disney movie Frozen has been running through my head the last couple days. Performer/Broadway goddess Idina Menzel did a fierce performance of it at the Oscars on Sunday. But she also visited The Tonight Show the following day and did this sweet, quirky version with the Tonight Show band and Jimmy Fallon.
"Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway."
Posted by Jim McD at 12:23 PM