Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas

I love the "reality" of this picture. There are many lovely nativity scenes, but some of them, frankly, strike me as quite staged and over-religious. I think this picture, with Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus alone, and only God sharing their moment, is probably closer to the real nativity.

I will see you again in this space on January 2, 2014. I wish you all a holiday season filled with joy, celebration, family, friends, and reality -- not reality in its grittiness or grimness, but in its wonder and splendor, its love and peace. Blessings ~~

8 comments:

Vijaya said...

I love this picture and scene too, so intimate and lovely, and as you say, real!

Merry Christmas, Marcia, and may the peace and joy of Christmas remain with you throughout the year.

Mirka Breen said...

This picture is very tender.

Merry Christmas to you, Marcia. Have a good blog-break.

Janet Johnson said...

Merry Christmas to you, too!! And that is a beautiful picture. We get so caught up in the idea of the nativity, we forget that it was all real. :)

Kelly Hashway said...

Beautiful picture.

Merry Christmas to you, Marcia!

cleemckenzie said...

I agree about the picture. Have a great Christmas and hope to see you in 2014.

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy holidays, Marcia. See you in the new year.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Thank you for the lovely picture and the holiday wishes. A blessed Christmas to you and yours as well!!

Dawn Malone said...

Chiming in a bit late, Marcia! I do hope you had a lovely Christmas and thank you for sharing the beautiful nativity scene. See you in the New Year!