Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. I posted this a couple years ago, but it is still relevant to me, despite how different the world is today. Enjoy!
On this day of ashes, I am keenly aware of the weeds.
I dig my fingers into the earth, steadily rocking the stem back and forth until its root finally gives way. I toss the newly eradicated dandelion onto a foot-high stack of discarded greenery and dig back in for another.
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