on fasting, attention and desire

A week into Lent and I’m finding an interesting link between fasting, attention and desire. A Christian fast is mainly abstinence from food but in true postmodern 21st century style, we now apparently need social media fasts. I’m on one this Lent; limiting my time on social media to one short pre-supper slot, with nothing again…

Ash Wednesday

Penitential purple colour of kings, a seamless robe and Lenten altars hung heavy with the weight of watching. * Forty days to face facts, nights of unease or surprise like the first splash of violets in dead leaves. * Dust we are, to dust we shall return, by ashen cross and fast we learn that…