I need help finding a photograph of a full long rainbow in a dark sky to use as my header - like the one at this site: Fighting the Urge but without the trees. (I'll ask Ruth if she minds me copying her temporarily.)
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
12 Days Left of My Own Mistimed Lent
I'm celebrating Tati's and Merlyme's recent Love theme energy by giving up negativity as much as possible for the rest of My Own Lent - which I was completely backwards about (corrected by Sarah in last post comments) - thinking it ended with the relief of Mardi Gras. In Christianity, King Cake Season begins with Epiphany (the three kings finding the baby) and ends with Mardi Gras, (February 5th), - which is the purging before the renunciation season of Lent which begins Ash Wednesday, (February 6th), and lasts to Easter (March23rd). My Lent is all out of order and not necessarily Christian at all, but happening now because I believe in periodic renunciation as self awareness practice, and I believe in practiced appreciation of what is not me, and Merelyme started it. My Lenten renunciation doesn't mean I'm giving up expression of how things are, or were - for me, even if difficult. But quelling negative reactions, pessimism, inside and outside can be an important part of Love. So Merlyme's Love Fest, for me, my Lent, is in congruence with King Cake Season. Ha. If King Cake Season is about finding the baby Jesus, it should be the twelve days of Christmas to Epiphany anyway, not the other way around, so it's exactly backwards to start with.