Merry Christmas to all

December 24, 2006

Gentile da Fabriano, Adoration of the Magi, 1423
Tempera on wood, 300 x 282 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

(In the tradition established by saint.)

A propos — or not: here is George Orwell on Socialism and Christmas:

Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having toothache.

Now there’s a thought for the ghost of Christmas presents.



  1. Happy Christmas, Rob!

  2. And to you, Currency, my old traveller in arms.

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