. . . and unto dust you will return. A salutary consideration in the midst of things.
And me? Here I was at this time yesterday, compliments of Deacon Paul, so generous with the ashes:
AND: He gave out the time-honored “Remember” thing, which not all ash-givers have done for me, instead “Jesus loves you” or some happy variation of that in tune with watered-down post-Vatican 2 over the decades.