Lent The Season Of Bright Sadness

The Eastern Orthodox Church calls Lent the season of "bright sadness." 
because it is a time of both celebration and mourning.

Brother Dan''s post for Ash Wednesday relates to this theme in his post here using the words of Thomas Merton 

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Time for some brightness then 

and this video although a bit dated is cleverly done
There's a Little Black Spot on Your Head Today
Can you recognise the song tune this is based on ??

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