on facebook this morning,
my witty friend Len commented,
"Do you have a song for Lentils?"
Guess what? Such a song actually exists!
"You take some lentils and you take some rice"
by the Eurythmics
As for my "song for Lent," most sources refer to it as a Christmas carol, but for me it is definitely Lenten:
As in, Remember that from dust thou art and to dust thou shalt return! As in "Ashes to ashes; dust to dust." As in Ash Wednesday. I usually disapprove of gender exclusive language in liturgical texts, but this song is so beautiful that I make an exception.
Words and music by Thomas Ravenscroft
from “Melismata,” 1611
As for the six week Lenten season, my goals are
To give up "stuff" for Lent ~ one garbage bag full every week ~ to the trash, to Goodwill, to the Library, wherever it needs to go in order to be out of my house forever!
and though it may prove difficult,
To try giving up "Should have. Could have. Would have."
As in: "Oh, bosh! Should have. Could have. Would have. What an odious trio. When I was forced to keep to my rooms these past days, I made a promise to ignore those gloomy villains. I suggest you do the same.' " ~ by Philadelphia author Cordelia Biddle (from her novel, Deception's Daughter, 108).
and thanks to Len's suggestion,
3. to have Lentil Soup at least once a week!