A Blessed Day

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I have anticipated for weeks what I would post today. Thursday is my day and Christmas has fallen on Thursday. I had planned on doing a little series of Nativity scenes spread around  the house and town, but as we were preparing for Santa time ran short. OK, maybe just one scene, I only need one drawing anyway. But as the day approached and I had yet to make the one drawing I realized maybe I should check my Christmas sketchbook to see if I had anything that would complete my to do list. I turned the page and found this little drawing I did at the Metropolitan Museum of Art many years ago. A study for something yet to come? One of my favorite places in general, but certainly my favorite place at the holidays. If you have never seen their Neapolitan Tree  go next week, next year, just go. It helped sum up everything I needed at that moment and always makes Christmas come alive. I love the cookies, movies, stories, and every last bit of the festivity, but it begins and ends here for me always. Merry Christmas to all.—Dominick

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