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"floods of mem'ry, love, and peace"

Many thanks to agentxpndble, magicwondershow, maidoforange, gbsteve, thepirateship, arymetore and witchcat07, dement1a, griffith_gwyn, and faramirgirl for the lovely cards and/or packages. Each of you brightened my Christmas season.

Happy birthday to primsong; may you have a fantastic day and wonderful year to come!

Happy (belated) Winter Solstice wishes to those of you who celebrate! To my friends celebrating Hanukkah, I wish a very happy Hanukkah to you! And on this Christmas Eve, I wish a Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate the holiday.

* The all-holiday-themed episode of the StarShipSofa Science Fiction Audio Magazine podcast, "Aural Delights No. 56," is now available. It includes my reading of "A Christmas Tale" by David C. Kopaska-Merkel. You can download it here, listen to it streaming here, or get it via iTunes under "StarShipSofa." I hope you enjoy this special holiday show!


For my quotes of the day, I thought I would share a few fun verses that H.P. Lovecraft sent in his holiday cards to his friends:

To Lillian D. Clark and C.W. Smith
As Saturnalian days draw near
To mark the climax of the year,
And green-drap'd temples glimmer bright
With waxen tapers' sacred light;
As Phoebus draws his heav'nly rein
And turns his coursers north again,
I trust that you may richly share
In ev'ry boon the gods prepare!

To Sonia H. Greene
Once more the ancient feast returns,
And the bright hearth domestic burns
With Yuletide's added blaze;
So, too, may all your joys increase
Midst floods of mem'ry, love, and peace,
And dreams of Halcyon days.

To Unknown
In wishing Christmas joys for you,
I don't know where to stop, that's true;
But sure, to stop were useless pains,
Since not a bound my wish restrains!


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 24th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas to you too.

Dec. 24th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *hugs you back* And thank you for the lovely Lj gift. :)
Dec. 25th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
You are welcome.

*More hugs for you*

You are welcome and thank you in turn for your lovely one.
Dec. 24th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas! (and thanks for the special wishes today!)
Dec. 24th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas to you, too! :) And you're most welcome! *hugs*
Dec. 24th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
Hey, look at that - you're on the cover! How cool is that? Merriest of Christmastides to you and all your loved ones. :-) And Thank you !
Dec. 24th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! : I hope you have a fantastic birthday and Christmas, too. *hugs*

Edited at 2008-12-24 08:04 pm (UTC)
Dec. 24th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
\o/ I'm so glad you won! You have such a lovely, tinkly voice and are such a good story reader... It's not easy reading aloud - I envy your talent!
Dec. 24th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I haven't won, actually - I'm just a finalist at this point. The final round of voting is still going on here. But I was very pleased to take part in the holiday show. :) And I'm so grateful for your kind words about my readings: thanks a million! *hugs*

Dec. 25th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas!
Dec. 27th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
And to you too - I hope you had a wonderful one!
Dec. 28th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
And he didn't use the words "gibbous" or "gibbering" once! :-D
Dec. 30th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
LOL! Very true! :)
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