12/5/12

"Christmas Day"

"THE great majority of people will go on observing forms that cannot be explained; they will keep Christmas Day with Christmas gifts and Christmas benedictions; they will continue to do it; and some day suddenly wake up and discover why."

~G.K. Chesterton: Generally Speaking.

 

Nativity (Holy Night), by Correggio; Oil on canvas, 1528-30.
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.

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