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Alice

In this season, in the silence of night, who among us doesn’t pause, rewinding time back to childhood on Christmas Day?

Among those memories, there’s often a grandmother.

In my case, Grandma Danchuk. Alice. Born 110 years ago, on Christmas Day in 1908.

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Since the Middle Ages, dark interior walls of stone cathedrals have been animated by the communion of light and colour on jewel-toned windows of stained glass.

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“Ritual has an anticipatory relevance—we prepare for it, practically and psychologically; that’s part of its benefit.It’s about making your own raft of time. Your own doorway into Christmas,” writes Jeanette Winterson in her new book Christmas Days.

What are your rafts into the doorway of your Christmas?

Jeanette’s article (sent by Lynn from The Guardian) made me pause and think about how the rafts we’ve built over the years have gotten flimsy, floated away or been replaced by changing structures.

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