I am not religious as I have posted many, many times. But I love the Easter season as it is the time of giving up something to be conscious of the spirituality of life and of our hope in our ability to change things beginning with ourselves. According to "Wiki", that non-religious voice of the Internet, this is the time of prayer, penance, repentance of sins, alms giving, atonement and self-denial for Christians. All of these activities are good for any soul of any religion. The term lent actually has some relation to the Germanic meaning long...longer days which is spring. Of course scholars argue about how long this period lasts, how long the actual fast lasts, or whether fasting is just giving up something we love for the time. But all this discussion of the details destroys the spirit of the period and my liberal soul tells me to let each person find their own path in restoration and seeking forgiveness for sins from whomever. May your Easter have many blessings.