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"This illustration from Little House on the Prairie shows all it took to make Christmas perfect for Laura and Mary: two heart-shaped cakes, two tin cups, two peppermint sticks and two pennies — one for each girl." Garth Williams, Little House on the Prairie, from group of four, 1953: Christmas Stockings/Copyright Garth Williams 1953; renewed 1981/Image courtesy Heritage Auctions via NYT

"This illustration from Little House on the Prairie shows all it took to make Christmas perfect for Laura and Mary: two heart-shaped cakes, two tin cups, two peppermint sticks and two pennies — one for each girl." Garth Williams, Little House on the Prairie, from group of four, 1953: Christmas Stockings/Copyright Garth Williams 1953; renewed 1981/Image courtesy Heritage Auctions via NYT

"That which is recorded on the heart is, alas, not Instagrammable."

—Liesl Schillinger, "In Praise of the Good Enough Holiday"

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Moonlight, Ralph Albert Blakelock, between 1885 and 1895

Moonlight, Ralph Albert Blakelock, between 1885 and 1895

We sight the mornings softly

Take to them easy

The scent of the wood and coffee

Our cup is filling.

 

Outside the river flows

Its course unfolding

A strength it never knows

A sweet outpouring.
 

—Joan Shelley, "Over and Even"

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Gary Paller, #17

Gary Paller, #17

"Words and ideas used of God mustn't have hard denotations. They have to be soft and pliant and suggestive. They have to whisper hints, nudge us gently and nod, 'Something on that order may be how it is.'"

—Beatrice Bruteau, God's Ecstasy