Monday, December 5, 2016

Advent Wreath 2016: A Time for Hope

"There is no more dangerous or disgusting habit than that of celebrating Christmas before it comes, as I am doing in this article. It is the very essence of a festival that it breaks upon one brilliantly and abruptly, that at one moment the great day is not and the next moment the great day is. Up to a certain specific instant you are feeling ordinary and sad; for it is only Wednesday. At the next moment your heart leaps up and your soul and body dance together like lovers; for in one burst and blaze it has become Thursday. I am assuming (of course) that you are a worshipper of Thor, and that you celebrate his day once a week, possibly with human sacrifice. If, on the other hand, you are a modern Christian Englishman, you hail (of course) with the same explosion of gaiety the appearance of the English Sunday. But I say that whatever the day is that is to you festive or symbolic, it is essential that there should be a quite clear black line between it and the time going before."
- GK Chesterton "All Things Considered"

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  1. Ha! I kind of feel that way about Thursdays, since they're my day off! ;)

  2. Your Advent wreath is beautiful!! I may have to do something similar next year, i.e. get bigger candles. We enjoy burning ours during dinner but then by the 4th week the 1st candle is practically gone. Lovely print beside the wreath, too!