January 01, 2021: I just moved to Pennsylvania! I'm actively shipping all orders right now and I don't expect any disruptions, but I'm still looking for an apartment, so if you'd like to mail me a letter or postcard, do hang onto it until I'm able to announce a permanent mailing address. Any mail sent to the Tyler, TX return address will be held by my family and I will receive it eventually, but it may be a little while.

For The Time Being

I have been working through W.H. Auden's Complete Poems for several months now. I had almost said I had been enjoying them for several months, but that would not be quite true, as it hasn't been until recently that I've really begun to enjoy them. One opinion I've certainly formed is that the man wrote altogether too much and that his memory would have been better off and more appreciated if he'd dropped a few of those scraps into the fire.

However, when he is good he is good he is very good indeed. So with For The Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio. It is likely that I shall write on this at greater length sometime in the future, but probably will save that for a time when Christmas is really on everyone's mind. After all, what Auden wrote was meant to jar us awake in just such a sleepy, mysterious time as that.

For the time being, I will leave you with a few lines taken from section IV of Advent and strung together into a little mini-series of photographs I've snapped in recent days.

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