January 06, 2005



Yes, today is Epiphany. I confess that I don't do anything in particular to mark the day, at least outwardly. But I couldn't resist the opportunity to post this Botticelli painting, The Adoration of the Magi. (Talk about Church and State, I understand that the Three Kings and various of their retainers portrayed in this painting are, in fact, members of the Medici family.)

In addition to being a day devoted to renewal of one's resolution to pursue the Faith, it is, of course, the end of the holiday season. Tomorrow, our Christmas tree gets the ol' heave-ho into the woods behind the house, the ribbon and garland comes down, the Creche gets packed up again and we enter into that rather bleak and barren portion of the new year. But not to worry. As the 'Bama Pachyderm points out, it's time to start thinking about Mardi Gras!

Posted by Robert at January 6, 2005 01:16 PM

And this is yet another reason why you were up for "Best Culture Blog"...as opposed to my tribute to the High Holy Season of Low Culture.

I think that since Mardi Gras is coming so soon this year, maybe I should just leave my Christmas tree up and redecorate it with Mardi Gras beads, moon pies, and other related junk.

Posted by: Beth at January 6, 2005 01:27 PM

Too kind. But I think you've got a great idea.

Posted by: Robert the LB at January 6, 2005 01:38 PM

And knowing these evolutionary crack-pots they will reject everything having to do with the borth of the christ child and claim the apeman and apewoman were holding a human baby with a four legged fish standing near by

Posted by: mad heron at January 6, 2005 04:01 PM

Our second oldest daughter was born on the Epiphany. She thinks it unique, and actually, so do we, as she was conceived on Easter Sunday. But I have yet to tell her our reason for thinking so....Shhhhh.

Posted by: Rae at January 9, 2005 07:56 PM
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