Friday, March 11, 2011


Fiorella came out of her Lutheran church Wednesday with ashes smeared on her forehead and the words of scripture ringing in her ears. You know the ones, the passage about being humble, praying in your closet rather than advertising your piety to the world.

It's Fio's yearly quandary--when to wipe off the ashes. If she leaves them on for the rest of the day, is she witnessing or showing off?

1 comment:

Gary said...

I always thought the important thing was getting them put on, not when you wipe them off.