Did you know? Today marks the first day of Lint, an alternate-reality version of Lent. Fuzz Wednesday marks the yearly spring shedding of cats’ winter coats onto our coats. I’m combing my kitty Timmy now so I’m ready for tomorrow. We villagers will deposit our cat fuzz in the Sacred Pewter Urn. Then we will coat our foreheads with honey and be solemnly anointed with a composite of local feline fur. The patch on our foreheads is supposed to be cat-shaped, but it always looks like a blob. That’s not important!
What is important is the solemnity and grandeur of Fuzz Wednesday, when we take a moment observe the cycles of growing and shedding, and to remember that we cats and humans will all die.
Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.