the oddities of the calendar

Ash WednesdaySometimes the calendar falls in such a way that there are weird correspondences. Sometimes the secular and liturgical calendars intersect in such a way that those correspondences are strange indeed.

This is one of those years. Today is Valentine’s Day. It is also Ashbaseball Wednesday. This year Easter falls on April Fools Day. It is the sort of cosmic goof that Tom Robbins wrote about in Another Roadside Attraction. I never knew that the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter matched the time between Valentine’s Day and April Fool’s Day. There’s got to be some significance there, though I’m not sure what it is.

To add another layer, after reporting to training camp yesterday the Dodgers pitchers and catchers had their first workout today.

I’m not sure what it’s all about, Alfie, but maybe we can figure it out. Or maybe we don’t need to.


2 Comments on “the oddities of the calendar”

  1. Sorry to burst your bubble. Since Easter isn’t a fixed date, there’s no fixed interval between it and Valentines. Such is life…

    • But the interval between Ash Wednesday and Easter is always the same. And the interval between Valentines’s Day and April Fool’s Day is always the same. My point is that now we know it’s the same number of days in both cases.


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