Monday, March 10, 2003

Ash Wednesday Again

The Mighty Barrister writes about the reactions he got while wearing his ashes last Wednesday. It includes one poor soul who thought it had something to do with Charlie Manson. (No, really. here's a link; you could look it up.)

I didn't get any reactions. My wife got a few, mostly friendly but ignorant. She can never fathom how anyone can NOT know what the ashes are. Where we live, Ash Wednesday makes the daily paper. The front page, no less. With photos from the year before. She's always more amazed at their ignorance than they are at her ashes.