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Ramblings from the Empty Nest

The little girl, me, saw in that greeting card, so much more than it depicted. It was a magic carpet to take her above the backyards of Brooklyn to a fairy tale place where her imagination could soar.

And how do these two things relate to Christmas? Like those pristine woods and Frost's words, Christmas is for all. Its meaning of peace and redemption is for all people of every faith, of every belief and disbelief. The Christmas card captured the innocence of that meaning. Without guile, politics or dissembling, our imaginations can see a world at peace, even if its beauty is only glued-on glitter in an imaginary scene that never was... an inspiration to build it, a motivation to create it in this world.

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