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When Love Meets Dust

 

Alana Levandoski has composed the wonderful When Love Meets Dust specifically for this occasion of Ash Wednesday coinciding with Valentine’s Day. She says,

It wasn’t lost on me that Valentine’s Day, our oft saccharine feast day, lands on the least sweet (apparently) day of the Christian calendar. During an Ash Wednesday service your forehead is marked with ash and the priest says “remember you are dust and to dust you shall return” … a stark contrast to teddy bears and sugar.

As a songwriter, I sat with this apparent contradiction and let it stew until this song came out.

I wrote about Ashes on St Valentine’s Day.

In a comment, someone couldn’t view the video – if that is your case, I wonder if you need to be logged in to facebook to view the video? I have embedded the video from there – it is a publicly-available video. Last option – try here.

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7 Responses to When Love Meets Dust

    • Ah! Thanks, Robert. I wonder if you need to be logged in to facebook to view the video? I have embedded the video from there – it is a publicly-available video. I will add that as a note in the text. Blessings.

  1. I was (and am) logged into FB. If I follow your final option link the message is:

    Sorry, this content isn’t available at the moment
    The link you followed may have expired, or the Page may only be visible to an audience that you aren’t in.

  2. Thank you for sharing this.i think it’s lovely. Alana was associated with a congregation we attended in Winnipeg. They have amazing musicians. If you are not familiar with them, check out (lower case) st benedict’s table . Cheers Linda

    • Thanks, Linda. I wasn’t familiar with them – a quick look online and I realise I will spend some time exploring there. Blessings.

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