Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...

Today is the last day of the Christmas holiday.  Today is the day for putting the house back into order.  The decorations come down and we say goodbye to the tree -though it will sit in a snowbank for a long time yet.  It feels good to get the house back to normal but it's been a lovely Christmas season.
In the Middle Ages tonight would be a wild celebration.  Twelfth Night was a time when the Lord of Misrule was in charge and the high and mighty became low.  Shakespeare's Twelfth Night was written to perform for the Twelfth Night celebrations.
Twelfth Night Giclee Print by Jan Miense Molenaer -

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