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Ash Wednesday

From dust you came and to dust you shall return. A mediation on dust.

From dust you came and to dust you shall return. We are all sons and daughters of the first ones made from dust. We all have a common material beginning – star dust, primordial mud, the dust of Eden, the plains of Africa – however we understand our origins they are in physical matter. We are of the earth. And to the earth one way or another we return. A physical cycle of life like all other living matter. No matter how light our spirit our bodies tie us to the earth and physical being. And the more we know of the human body and mind we learn there are no neat divisions between matter and spirit. Dust is gift and limitation, blessing and banishment.