N.C. Wyeth illustrates the spirit of Christmas

His son, painter Andrew Wyeth, had this to say about N.C.

I surrendered to a world of my imagination, re-enacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.

And what did Shakespeare have to say about Christmas?

At Christmas I no more desire a rose

Than wish a snow in May’s new fangled-mirth;

But like of each thing that in season grows

William Shakespeare was never in Southern California — the seasons get a little smoothed out here, but it’s never been this warm during the holidays — and the roses are still blooming.

As is the cloud of smoke and ash over the horizon.

It seems my friend Pippa and I have been off on the same jag climate-wise recently, but here’s an example of her mordant wit, which got me laughing today, so I thought I would share. Click below.

Season’s Greetings


One comment

  1. Yes, one feels that the traditional Father Christmas is a little overdressed for some of the places he has to visit. What if we were to give him a break; Northern Hemisphere in Dec; Southern in June? But, on second thoughts, what a gift that would be to retailers. It would be Christmas all year round. Horrors for the consumers.

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