Archive for December 24th, 2012

A winter scene: George Bellows (1882-1925), Hudson River, A windy winter afternoon (1926)

I wish all those who come to our blog a merry merry Christmas and peaceful good year to come.

From Longfellow:

‘Christmas Bells’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
       And wild and sweet
       The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men!

There is no YouTube for this one but there is John Lennon’s Happy Christmas the War is over, one Christmas song I do love and wish were played in malls:


The reader may recall one of the artists whose magnificent pictures I wrote about this year George Bellows. I’ve kept up with my vow this year to try to make my blogs shorter, but gentle reader if you want more, a meditative attempt at why this can be such a fraught time see my Snow Reveries and Doing Christmas.

Monet (1840-1926), Road to the Farm, Saint Simeon, Harfleur (1867)


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