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Anyone else observing Lent?

Post by Sakhaiva on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:44 pm

From dust you came and from dust you shall return! Greetings fellow YS'ers!

I use the 40 days of lent to ground & center..... it's an important time for me. I also usually land a few gigs playing flute at various churches; a formal 'Service of Darkness' on Good Friday is always my favorite. (It's in such a beautiful church; 50's modern with lots of marble.)

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I do try to give up something for Lent - it's never very severe as I tend to be quite gentle with myself; this year I'm giving up Facebook and other social networks for 40 days. I'm going to use my spare time to contemplate.

Anyone else observing Lent?

(I blogged about Lent last year if anyone want's to read my rambles: http://mattersofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/02/wednesdays-ashes.html
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Post by tmarie64 on Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:55 am

I will Sak. Like you, it won't be huge. I won't give up FB, I work in my home and that is one of my few means of entertainment. Not a big tv watcher.
Not sure what I'll do yet.

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Post by ZenYen on Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:18 am

I observe Lent, aprtly out of support for my Catholic wife and partly because I think it a valuable practice. I'm giving up bourbon this year. It is not a huge sacrifice on my part, but I do love my simple pleasures.
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Post by tmarie64 on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:21 pm

That's a thought. I could give up the wine. Not a huge sacrifice, but one that will make me think about why I'm NOT gonna get up and go get a glass while relaxing.
While not a "sacrifice", it will make me contemplate.

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:23 pm

No, but I do like fish.....
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Post by Davelaw on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:25 pm

allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:No, but I do like fish.....

and I had mardis gras King Cake and Cajun cracklins, yesterday
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Post by ZenYen on Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:55 pm

Davelaw wrote:
allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:No, but I do like fish.....

and I had mardis gras King Cake and Cajun cracklins, yesterday

Gotta love the Cajun cracklins.
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Post by tmarie64 on Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:20 pm

Born in Louisiana, Sister, Niece and Nephew living there most of their lives... I have NEVER heard of "cajun cracklins".

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:28 pm

I think we're going to do a red beans and rice thing tonight....

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Post by Sakhaiva on Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:34 pm

You guys are making me hungry.

Well.... it's Fat Tuesday, so everyone party up!
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Post by Davelaw on Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:05 pm

tmarie64 wrote:Born in Louisiana, Sister, Niece and Nephew living there most of their lives... I have NEVER heard of "cajun cracklins".

pretty much limited to Arcadiana (Lafayette to Beaux Bridge) pork cracklings but not what you get in the convenience store
chunks of meat still on them-spiced with a dry pepper spice-made by meat markets and boudin shops

its deep cajun not a creole thing
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Post by tmarie64 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:39 am

I was born in New Iberia and my sister and niece have been in Lafayette for the last 30+.... I know what you're talking about now.

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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:35 pm

Sakhaiva wrote:You guys are making me hungry.

Well.... it's Fat Tuesday, so everyone party up!


Hey, I'm not fat. I'm in shape. Afterall round is a shape.

Back to the subject of this topic. No, I won't be giving up anythig for Lent. I haven't done so since 2000. When I turned away from Christianity. So for me would imho make me a hypocrite.

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Post by tmarie64 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:23 pm

Gotta respect your honesty.

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