Stan’s Corner, February 23, 2012
Last night was Ash Wednesday and Catherine Neptin-Rieder received ashes in our church. Here is a different spin on that occasion:
“You thumbed grit into my furrowed brow,
marking me with the sign of mortality, the dust of last year’s palms.
The cross you traced seared, smudged skin, and I recalled other ashes etched into my heart by those who love too little or not at all. ”– Elizabeth-Anne Vanek