November 01, 2004

"And now Christmas is coming again, as if we hadn't enough to put up with. It's nearly enough to extinguish the low solstitial flame of life--and will, one of these years."
--Philip Larkin to Barbara Pym, 1963, in her biography, A Lot to Ask

Ruminated on in Marshall Field's last week, where I noticed they already (in October!) had the Christmas trees up.

Posted at November 01, 2004 09:02 PM