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.

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