On Christmas: a feast for the ears and eyes – and heart

December 25, 2015 at 4:29 pm (Art, Christmas, Family, Music)

First, the music:

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Then, the gift of great art:

Relfections on the Thames John Atkinson Grimshaw

Reflections on the Thames, by John Atkinson Grimshaw

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Coming home from evening service Samuel Palmer

Coming from Church, by Samuel Palmer

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Holy Family with Lamb, by Raphael

Holy Family with Lamb, by Raphael

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Supper at Emmaus. by Caravaggio

Supper at Emmaus. by Caravaggio

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Images of love, with the profoundest gratitude:

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And finally, the closing scene of A Christmas Carol, with Alistair Sim ‘s somewhat over-the-top portrayal of Scrooge, but in a great cause, in a film that channels Victorian London in a way  that’s almost uncanny. The message could not be more profound: Redemption is always possible, but it’s best not to wait too long. Scrooge almost did. He was lucky.

I’m deeply fortunate to be blessed with so many loving friends and such a marvelous  family. I wish all of you the Merriest Christmas possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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