Today marks the beginning of Lent. Lots of Christians give up something for the six weeks of Lent--chocolate, caffeine, tv, meat. I've done that to some avail in previous years. Others add some spiritual component to their daily routine--scripture reading, prayer, meditation. This year, I haven't really committed to give up anything and I'm not really adding anything either. (At least nothing with a Lenten purpose.)
Today I buried bulbs--Narcissus Paperwhite bulbs to be specific. There's something ironic about burying narcissism; probably something more ironic with the idea that it will bloom on or around Easter. (Metaphor: FAIL!!!) They'll be my Lenten reminder for the next six weeks and a nice little countdown to Spring.