Consider The lilies of the field whose bloom is brief: We are as they; Like them we fade away As doth a leaf. Christina G. Rossetti, Consider.


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Christmas Poinsettias


“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love” – Hamilton Wright Mabi


“Love came down at Christmas; Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign” – Christina Rossetti


“Love is patient, love is kind, love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes in all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. “

Espresso Italia

“Espresso consumption is an aesthetic experience, like tasting a vintage wine or admiring a painting. It is a search for beauty and goodness and improving the quality of our life. As it offers such subjectively ineffable ‘goodness’, devoid of defects, the only adequate reaction to it is astonishment — astonishment that can give birth to enthusiasm, and therefore intellectual and spiritual enrichment.”  Andrea Illy Espresso Coffee: The Science of Quality