Saturday, February 6, 2016
Thinking of Mardi Gras season reminded me a little about Dante's Inferno and the circle of hell for the gluttons. The name "Fat Tuesday" "reflects the practice of the last night eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season." Just think about how much more you've eaten this week than any other "normal" week. I can say for myself that I've been very gluttonous the past few days. Carnival time is a time with excessive amounts of debauchery, feasting, drinking, celebrating, etc. We all might certainly wind up in the third circle with the rest of the gluttons after this week is over!