I Can See Forever From Where I Sit

Another year, another circle.
This year I will attend the Ash Wednesday service with my son and over 1000 boys in the gym of his Jesuit high school. The circle rounds and change is the only constant.
A son, a mother, an ancient ritual and a deep blue sky. How many days have passed just like this one? How many days over thousands of years have mothers and sons celebrated under deep blue skies?

The ancestors call me from somewhere bone deep today. My mother and her mother and her mothers mother…

It doesn’t matter how we worship. It doesn’t matter what prayer leaves our lips. We are under the same sky, all of us the whole world over wanting only Peace and Safety and the warmth of a human embrace and connection.

I can see the mountains from my sons school.
I can see forever from where I sit right now, this moment. I can see forever.

Peace, Jen
I am re-posting my blog from last year. It explains a bit about Ash Wednesday.

I hope your day is one of warm embrace, connection and answered prayers.

Step On A Crack...Or Break Your Mother's Back

One of the up sides of growing up with crazy alcoholics,

for me,

was the need to believe in something.

The Mystical God of the pre Vatican II church was my anchor.

My God became a very large God over the decades, after much study of the worlds religions.

My God IS the same God of my youth and has become the same God of every believer. God takes the form  of many things to many people. I am grateful for this. I believe that God is too large to be confined by one book, one set or rules, one people.

God is God.

Today is Ash Wednesday.  This day begins the 40-day period of purification and renewal that comes before Easter.

As a child I was in awe of the ritual, the mystery surrounding this time in the Church.

My son and I will be present for the mass; we will…

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~ by Step On a Crack on February 13, 2013.

2 Responses to “I Can See Forever From Where I Sit”

  1. You did better than I this year.


  2. I hope your day is a good one as well.


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