Today is the Epiphany. Time to put away your Christmas decorations (if you haven’t already) and take your Lenten vestments out of storage to air out a bit. Nobody likes Lenten vestments that smell of mothballs.
Ash Wednesday this year will be on March 5.
Easter will be April 20.
For the next two months, I will have these dates in the back of my mind (which is, physically, toward the front of the brain. Is that irony? I can never tell), planning movies to watch for my ninth year of undermining the letter and spirit of a sacred time of year. Suggestions are, as always, welcome.
Finally, this year (and all years), the Epiphany coincides with my father’s birthday. Happy birthday, Dad.