Celine Dion Let Beauty Come Out of Ashes

Lent Devotion Day 1 (Feb 22): ASH (from Isaiah 58: 1-12).

SONG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX11yw6YL1w&feature=youtu.be

QUOTE: Cormac McCarthy: All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.

POEM: Tahar Ben Jelloun. The Rising of the Ashes [Before] – excerpt: I pace the abyss. I descend. I am suspended. The ashes still smolder. They rise, surround me, then fall again, grey dust that makes my body a sand-filled hourglass.

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