I am going to take a week off from blogging, both writing my letters and reading yours. I want to decorate the house and write my Christmas cards, which were neglected last year in all the excitement of Margaret and Matt moving in down the road. (you may scroll down and read about it under Letter Topics - The Making of a Home) See you later!
Shall we liken Christmas to the web in a loom? There are many weavers, who work into the pattern the experience of their lives. When one generation goes, another comes to take up the weft where it has been dropped. The pattern changes as the mind changes, yet never begins quite anew. At first, we are not sure that we discern the pattern, but at last we see that, unknown to the weavers themselves, something has taken shape before our eyes, and that they have made something very beautiful, something which compels our understanding.
Earl W. Count, 4,000 Years of Christmas