Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, do you know what that means? I’m not totally sure, maybe I’ll watch a YouTube video on it tomorrow. I’m sure Ash Wednesday will be trending, kids love putting dirt on their faces. I’ll tell you what it means to me, Lent begins tomorrow. I think Lent represents the time Moses freed the slaves from the ancient Egyptians and they wondered in the desert for 40 days. That’s an old testament holiday that was celebrated during the life of Jesus, he was killed the final day of Pentecost.(maybe the same as lent?) For my Catholic upbringing Lent ends with Easter; the resurrection of Jesus. There is also a secular connection that Easter is held on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. I’m really excited for the Spring Equinox, but Lent is meant to be a very serious time. Our savior is about to be crucified. I can’t wait till Easter to explore what crucifixion would feel like, but also the symbolic meanings and I’m all about my symbolism. We are pattern recognizing machines after-all. Before crucifixion is the dessert though, no dessert without your desert. The slaves are freed from pharaoh, but that doesn’t mean life is instantly made better. Now the people must rebuild everything the pharaoh was providing that became normalized. This is a hyperbole, but maybe under the pharaoh people had agriculture and sewage removal. Those are a big comfort to life and big projects to start from scratch. The slaves may have escaped tyranny, but they are then faced with desolation and must prepare to work the hardest they ever have. Lent is a time a sacrifice and maintenance so we may sow the soil in Spring. I’m certain I’ll go insane at some point, but hopefully I’ll be drawing and reading the bible a lot. If bad turns to worse, there’s always Eminem.