Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mardi Gras

Vows turn quickly useless in the event. The worst habits remain unbroken. Sometimes, however, for myself, Lenten resolutions hold their value for an entire 40 days. That itself is a left-over habit from my Catholic boyhood. New Year’s Eve resolutions, by contrast, are usually good until noon New Year’s Day. Easter thus becomes my day of disavowal, but, who cares? It’ll be spring.