Decorative and Decorous Transitions
O, the rising of the sun
Ignore the bellowing from the peanut gallery. The sky above the farm is a wonder on a clear night: decorated with all the twinkling lights you could possibly ask for. Did you photograph the conjunction? Send us a pic. What do you think it portends, this conjunction? Does it portend, or is it merely science? The mysterious lights on the porch are human-made twinkle, designed to celebrate and commemorate. We regard them, as always, in the good-sign category.
We could use a good omen or two right now. Most of the planet is hunkered down, masked and cautious, while contagion rages. As with most other years in human history, there are things to worry over. Perhaps we need to remind ourselves that there are also things to be joyful about.
Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele
When you sing along on New Year's Eve, think of what you have to be joyful about: friends, memories, the gift of being human on a fragile planet. Think about sharing that experience any way you can.
Here are some of the highlights from this week's year-bridging issue:
We'll be back next week with more Stuff. (Send more Stuff.) In the meantime, have a safe transition into the new year: stay safe and warm!
Quote of the Week: I hear that if you die in Pittsburgh, you die in real life.
Benjamin Tisherman, classical clarinettist, on Twitter
Celebrity of yore.
RANDOM SEASONAL SIGHTINGS
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Christmas Eve on Lonesome
Happy New Year, oops.
The source of the leak.
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Into You (14).
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