Feb 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. Growing up through 17 years of Catholic schooling, Ash Wednesday was one of those days that I feared the most out of the year, especially during the grade school days. I was terrified that I would get the priest that would have the fat thumb and would dish out a huge cross on my huge forehead that would look more like a softball smacked me up side the head than a little wrinkly old priest making the sign of the cross with the smallest of holy meat paws. Even though I would sweat it off my the time the mass was over, or "accidentally" itch it off somehow, the walk from receiving the ashes back to the pew was total judge central from my 5-14 year old fellow classmates.