Monday, December 26, 2005

Monday December 26, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 PM

Wren Day

St. Stephen’s Day [Dec. 26] is a national holiday in Ireland, but the celebrations have little connection to the Saint.”

This day in Ireland is instead devoted to a barbaric ritual, “the hunting of the wren.”

Let us therefore recall a more civilized figure– St. Christopher Wren— whose feast day is Feb. 25.

From Log24 on that date in 2005:

… Only by the form,
    the pattern,
Can words or music reach
The stillness, as
    a Chinese jar still
Moves perpetually in its stillness.
Not the stillness of the violin,
    while the note lasts,
Not that only, but
    the co-existence,
Or say that the end
    precedes the beginning,
And the end
    and the beginning
    were always there
Before the beginning
    and after the end.
And all is always now.

T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

1 Comment

  1. Unless you don’t recognize that now is now because it seems so much like yesterday. Happy hunting!

    Comment by NickyJett — Monday, December 26, 2005 @ 3:46 PM

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