Ash Wednesday, 02.17.21

“In any instant the sacred may wipe you with its finger. In any instant the bush may flare, your feet may rise, or you may see a bunch of souls in trees.”
Annie Dillard, For The Time Being

We are told today to remember, and wisely so: You are dust,
and unto dust you will return.
This as we dip a finger into oil and ash,