Merry Christmas!

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“I’ve got a feeling
This year’s for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true.”

From the song Fairytale of New York by The Pogues

What are you doing today? I hope you are with family and friends. If you are by yourself, you can watch a good movie or shows on Netflix, go for a walk, do something creative, listen to lots of music. 

Thank you for reading my blog and I look forward to creating more posts and reading your comments.

Contempt For Where You Live

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo) View of Toledo, ca. 1598–99 Oil on canvas; 47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (121.3 x 108.6 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.6) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/436575
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo)
View of Toledo, ca. 1598–99
Oil on canvas; 47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (121.3 x 108.6 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“I don’t understand having contempt for where you live. I do understand worrying that you don’t have a value here and taking that stance as a means of survival…”

—Mindy Kaling

Painting courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Living where I live, it has been difficult.

Some Things Will Go On Forever

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Christmas-Time, The Blodgett Family Artist: Eastman Johnson (American, Lovell, Maine 1824–1906 New York) Date: 1864 Medium: Oil on canvas

“You think some things will go on forever — your children will always be small, your husband will always be alive — but time passes… Memory is our most fertile souvenir.”

—Patti Smith

Painting courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.