Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Winds of Lent
Standing at recess duty Friday, Anna (a Hungarian co-worker) and I chatted about Spring Break, students, and of course, the weather. Last week we were stripping off our jackets as the sun shined and warmed us. But this week was different. It got cold! And WINDY! And I was not prepared in my hopeful spring shoes. Anna told me the "Winds of Lent" come every year before Easter in Hungary. As Easter brings new life and rebirth, the Winds bring new air, blowing away the remnants of winter. I thought this was a very beautiful idea, but I hope they hurry up and blow it all away because I'm ready for that spring weather to come back! Come on Easter! Goodbye Lent!