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Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas, Charis, Willows

And it's Christmas Eve day! 
Here's stellar Fra Angelico, dreaming the Madonna and naked infant Christ 
with embodied angels, Peter of Verona, Thomas Aquinas, Barnabas, Dominic. 
Detail, Fiesole altarpiece, 1422, Convent of San Dominico. 
Public domain CC wikipedia.

Some bits of news:

Short version, Englewood Review of Books
"Twelve Important Fiction Books of 2020"
Longer version of the Charis in the World of Wonders page... 

"The Changes," "The Ruined Garden," and "Come to the Selvage of the Sea" kick off issue 19 Winter  2021 of Willows Wept: and for the online version...  (And weirdly, the cover image by Troy Urquhart shows a Cherokee spot only a few miles from Cullowhee, NC, where I went to high school and still spend part of every year.)


  1. Frohe Weihnachten, dear Marly!
    we've got lots of snow here, too. Hope it keeps folks at home.

    1. We had rain on snow last night, but it's snowing again today. Merry Christmas! Hugs to the swallows!


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.