“Realize that Christmas is a pause.
The word is beautiful and the idea
behind it more beautiful.
Christmas is not just for children.
To believe that is to believe that innocence
without knowledge is better than
understanding and faith and grace.
To be clever about Christmas
is to be profoundly stupid.
The early springtime of the spirit,
Christmas is renewal and joy.”
*from Vogue dec 1965, author unknown.
My Dearest Readers,
This post was intended for Christmas several months ago when the Errant Aesthete was not so elusive. When it suddenly appeared in my email this morning in its previously ill formatted form, you were so wonderfully kind in not noting its irregularity or most unaesthetic of presentations, which has now been corrected. Your thoughtfulness and warm sentiments on this day of Christmas eve is more welcome than you can know.
I am touched (as I always am) by those of you who still remember their way back here despite my rather abrupt and unintended disappearance. The New Year beckons a return and I hope to, at the very least, honor what I have wrought. I hope this holiday season finds you filled with abundance, warmth, love, good health and prosperity.
Please know that each and every one of you are profoundly missed.