February 25th, 2004

Statue

Personal: Lent. Giving up...

When I wake up tomorrow, it shall be Lent. My 40 days of penance, reflection and prayer will be tempered by my third or fourth year of the discipline of giving up...fiction.

Yup. Fiction. Some people have said to me, "Fiction? What's the big deal?" And then there's the three people in the lobby that I mentioned it to today who fainted dead away. I don't know about you guys, but that's the toughest one I've ever tried, minus the year that I tried to give up sin, which turned out to be pride, and then threw me into an infinite loop of spiritual idiocy....