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When a calling bird isn’t just a calling bird*…

(Photo Attribution: Xavier Romero-Frias [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons) When it is a symbol, apparently.  The Twelve Days of Christmas is an 18thc English Christmas Carol, counting down from 25 December Christmas the birth of Christ to the Feast of the Epiphany the visit of the three Magi on 6 January, with gifts … Continue reading

Christmas Break

Partly as a prize for those who guessed the Christmas cracker riddle, as well as an opportunity to pause and contemplate: This should give you a number of selections, just in case you need a lot of ‘contemplation’.* And if chanting is not your thing, this is a YouTube Channel I particularly enjoy. This woman … Continue reading

“For a time, I rest in the grace of the world”

From Wendell Berry’s The Peace of Wild Things*, where he escapes from “despair for the world” to where the wild things are. To enjoy the poem, I have to cut ol’ Wendell some slack as he goes onto mention wood drakes and herons. The bird, a less peaceful species you cannot find (especially water birds … Continue reading

“Look to the highest of the heights of heaven”

My pal, Boethius, again.  And, no it doesn’t pertain directly to Christmas, but I think it puts one in the frame of mind.  Whether Christian or no, it’s nice to have a time set aside each year where, in certain quarters, we are encouraged to “look to the highest of heights,” not in an X-Factor … Continue reading

My Latin Notebook

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