In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?

* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED

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Christmas Shopping

"Every year the same thing happened.  At the beginning of November she made up her mind that this time, for once, she would get her Christmas shopping done early.  She went as far as writing out a list--and there, for several weeks, the matter rested.  At intervals she tried to pretend that Christmas Day fell on the 5th of December, or, alternatively, that all her friends and relations lived in South Africa and that she had to catch an early mail; but it was no use.  The feeling of temporal urgency cannot be artificially produced, any more that the feeling of financial distress...
"Besides, successful present-choosing depends very largely upon the right atmosphere, upon the contagious zest of the crowds, upon sudden inspirations and perceptions, heightened rather than otherwise by a certain sense of pressure in space and time."
MRS. MINIVER, Jan Struther
 
~For that is the objective for today~
-an outing with Ben and Motherdy
Much shopping and festivity-

1 comment:

Kat said...

Have a happy time!!