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Festivities

And so, it's Christmas Eve.
One of my favourite days of the year because, as you all already know, I believe in Christmas through stories. The magic suffuses every word in The Dark is Rising, lingers through the ages of the grandmother singing in The Children of Green Knowe, settles with the snow in The Box of Delights... So many of my favourite books line the margins of Christmas. And they build in that sense of waiting, of anticipation. The lingering sense of something more on the back of your neck, the depth and age of it all. A deep, vivid magic. I always try to recreate it, and things always go wrong, but sometimes there's
For example, I'm lagging behind this year. I haven't had the chance to make a new batch of Christmas cards and I haven't managed to send out the reworks of earlier years on time. I imagine most people will be receiving their cards as epithany arrives if I don't get so distracted by writing that no one gets them at all which... well, I'm not best pleased with myself. So I thought, as a stopgap, I'd reuse a card from a few years ago on the internet and hope you'd all forgotten about it...


HAPPY WINTER FESTIVALS, ALL!

All I want for Christmas


And then yesterday, I stumbled across this. And now, if you look at it the right way, my card means so much more.



I was over the moon when DADT was repealed. This makes it real, and makes the world inordinately better. Goodwill to all: for once, I can almost believe it...

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heartequals
Dec. 24th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
!!!!!

<3 <3 <3
parenthesised
Dec. 30th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
*liking your spark*
*snuggles*

ey-up milove - it turns out I am rubbish beyond rubbish at keeping upwith your or anything. Perhaps that is why that incredibly irritating thing, the Christmas letter, was first invented. Tell me EVERYTHING!

...please? ;-)

xxx
sullen_hearts
Dec. 28th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thinders I love you.
parenthesised
Dec. 30th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
Rebses I loe you too
parenthesised
Dec. 30th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
oops
I also love you. waking up will be the death of me...

Edited at 2011-12-30 11:47 am (UTC)
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