Keep Hope Alive.

Christina Rossetti.

This being December 11, only ten days remain before the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. And that, dear friends, means that only eleven days remain before the days start getting longer again!

This is something I tell myself to get through the bleak Midwest midwinter.* Maybe it helps you to think about it, too.

*Paradoxically, one of my favorite Christmas carols is “In the Bleak Midwinter,” the lyric for which began life as a poem by the nineteenth-century English poet Christina Rossetti, pictured above.


One Comment on “Keep Hope Alive.”

  1. Dash says:

    I came here to read your post about Community, but I have to comment on this one as well — 

    I recently attended a concert of the Grace Church Choral Society (in Manhattan), and their performance of Holst’s setting of “In The Bleak Midwinter” was the standout of the program.

    What a wonderful poem and carol.

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