W IS FOR?
WINDOWS AND WONDERLAND!
"Lady, dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.
'We have heard the children say -
Gentle children, whom we love -
Long ago on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above,
Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again -
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"
Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!
Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, Glad New Year!"
~ 'Christmas Greetings (From A Fairy To A Child') - Lewis Carroll,1867.
Within five miles from us is a little village close-by to the Cheshire town of Warrington. A little boy was born in the parsonage there in 1832. He grew up to write world famous stories of a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat and carrying a watch, a walrus and Wonderland. In the village church of his birthplace is a memorial stained glass window. This is made of five panels depiciting a Nativity scene. Underneath the Nativity scene are illustrations of characters and scenes from 'Alice in Wonderland' including the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Dormouse, the March Hare and the Cheshire Cat. The three middle panels contain verses from the Lewis Carroll’s poem quoted above - the scene featuring the dormouse is at the centre of the those three panels.
Wishing anybody who stops by here a wonderful Christmas!
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