Lent: Day One

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It’s Ash Wednesday; the beginning of Lent. Lent; an intentional time of self-emptying. Awareness. Confession. Spirit-infusion. A time to practice resurrection. 

As I ponder how I will intentionally practice lent in these 40 days, I recognize a deep grief within me. I grieve the death of words. Somehow in life’s journey I have lost the freedom to speak without fear. To dream without grimacing. To write without ctrl+a+del. 

These 40 days I will practice the resurrection of words. It might not be many. It probably won’t be poetic or organized. But I will practice, with words, being alive. I will practice storying the past and imagining the future. 

“One day” is now day one.

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