Seasonal nostalgia: revisiting a Christmas essay
Cindy La Ferle
“Christmas weaves a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance: A day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.” ~Augusta E. Rundel
Given the necessary restrictions for parties and family gatherings, Christmas won’t look quite the same this year. But even without a pandemic, this otherwise festive holiday can strike a melancholy chord for anyone suffering a loss. Not long after my mother was officially diagnosed with vascular dementia, I wrote an essay on the bittersweet aspects of Christmas memories for Read the Spirit, an online interfaith magazine founded by David Crumm, former religion editor for The Detroit Free Press. You can read it here.
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