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cbertsch
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I just finished putting the last ornament on the tree. This is the first year in ages that I've done much decorating. It made me happy to participate. This is not an allegory.

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chefxh From: chefxh Date: December 12th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This is not an allegory.

*grin*
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 12th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
We all get literal-minded sooner or later!
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: December 12th, 2006 07:56 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm buying my baby tree tomorrow!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 12th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yours will have scent, too. The fake one we bought last year has important virtues, but it doesn't smell right.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: December 12th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I already have a fake one living under my bed from Tucson days when my mother decided we had too many ornaments and J and I needed our own separate trees. But I want a real one while I live somewhere where a real one might survive a few weeks.

Maybe I'll try to dig out the old scratch-and-sniff Christmas book I had as a child--sounds like you could use it more than J and I can now. "Perky and Piney!" was the subtitle for the tree page.

My roommate calls you out on your Herzogian ways, I see :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 12th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Scratch and sniff Christmas is fine by me. We have that Little Critter book. This is not metonymy.
yourbestfiend From: yourbestfiend Date: December 12th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"This is not a metaphor."
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 12th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Allegory is for those who aren't willing or able to make the journey themselves.
From: bobo_amargo Date: December 14th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Hell in a Hand Basket

Beautiful. Didn't Hawthorne ironically call it the "celestial railroad"?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 14th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Hell in a Hand Basket

He did indeed. I think Hawthorne is an underrated thinker.
From: bobo_amargo Date: December 14th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Contenders

I do, too. In fact, if I'd've stuck with my initial plan of writing my diss. on that period (Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau), I might be an employed academic today, instead of a bum, which is what I am. I guess it was Franchot's (R.I.P.) grad seminar on 19th-century American authors, the syllabus from which contained work from only one of these figures, that gave me pause.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 14th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Contenders

It was terrible, what happened to her. But she was a difficult person to work with. I picked the wrong period too, so you shouldn't feel too bad. Had I stuck with nineteenth century, I'd be a lot less marginal to the profession than I am right now.
From: bobo_amargo Date: December 12th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Else Wear

I didn't think it was until you denied it.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 12th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Else Wear

You read me too well for comfort!
From: bobo_amargo Date: December 12th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

One's Guns

"Snug" is perfect for the holidays.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 12th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: One's Guns

Lined with traditional flannel or moisture-wicking fleece.
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