Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Silent night


I hope you are having a most relaxing holiday season.

It’s not The Snowman and not even It’s a Wonderful Life but Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander is the film that feels the most like Christmas to me. Once again we were lucky to have it broadcast and I spent the three hours clued to the screen.




The Christmas Eve mass held in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican is another broadcast that has become a tradition also here and as usual I kept the TV open until the end. An extra bit of ceremonial solemnity is good for you every once in a while I think.

He has been asleep for hours and now Im trying to force myself to have some rest, too. Tomorrow we may even remember to unwrap the presents. It will be just the two of us until Boxing Day so we forgot all about them tonight. Age does bring certain advantages, I’m happy to report.

Photos in this post from: 1 Florence, 2-4 Rome, 5&6 the Vatican.

Tapestry at the Vatican Museums.

4 comments:

  1. Hyvää Joulupäivää.

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    1. Samoin sinne! Lumilinko päräytetään käyntiin vasta huomenna...

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  2. How can you forget about the presents? Age or not I am as curious as a child (and equally impatient) on Christmas Eve!

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    1. We just acquired some life-improving appliances to help us through this hard winter with constant snowfall (a snow blower and a bright light therapy lamp) and had sort of agreed they would be our common present so we didn't expect to receive anything. Of course, we hadn't been able to resist a book or two...

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