Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas 2009

The Star of Bethlehem, by Edward Burne-Jones (1890)

Folk say, a wizard to a northern king
At Christmas-tide such wondrous things did show,
That through one window men beheld the spring,
And through another saw the summer glow,
And through a third the fruited vines a-row,
While still, unheard, but in its wonted way,
Piped the drear wind of that December day.

--From Prologue of the Earthly Paradise, by William Morris


Brother Charles said...

A blessed, peaceful, and joy-filled Christmas to the whole family!

Jeff said...

Thanks Brother Charles! May you have a Blessed Christmas with your community as well.

Liam said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Jeff!

Jeff said...

Thank you, Liam! Likewise, a Merry and Joyful Christmas to all of you as well!

shera10 said...

Buon Natale to you and your family!


Jeff said...

Thanks Cristina, you too! Do you celebrate all the way to Epiphany?

shera10 said...

Yes Jeff, but I had a serious migraine attack so I skipped the Midnight Mass and also the Christmas lunch!

Idris and I we are going to leave to Lisbon, Portugal,on 29 december.


Jeff said...


Sorry to hear that you missed the Midnight Mass and the lunch. I hope that you feel better now.

Have a great time in Lisbon! I spent a weekend there way back in 1985 and enjoyed it very much. It's probably a lot different now.

Joe said...

Amigo Jeff! Feliz Navidad y prospero año para ti y los tuyos! Un fuerte abrazo desde España! - Paz!

Jeff said...

Thanks Joe! I hope that all of our loved ones in the España contigent had a great Christmas and New Years as well!