Friday, March 08, 2019

Mardis Gras: missed

Living in my own introverted bubble as I do, I'm no longer in touch with anybody's calendar, religious or otherwise, so I completely missed the fact that Mardi Gras came and went this past Tuesday. So for most of us Christians, we're in Lent. Happy Lent, I guess. I'm not sure how many of my readers are Christian, and how many of those Christians actually participate in the self-disciplinary custom of giving something up during the Lenten period—usually some sort of vice. I haven't done anything like that for years, probably because I've become so out of touch with my own Christianity.

I don't normally dwell on the fact that I've become unmoored from many aspects of my home culture after fourteen years in Korea. I wonder how different my life would be were I married and a father. Would tradition suddenly become more important to me?

1 comment:

Charles said...

That would explain the mentions of Lent I've been hearing. Oh well. I've never given anything up for Lent anyway.