The Magic Month

December is the month of magical lights and miracles.  I just learned recently that the Hanukkah candles symbolize the miracle of a lamp that ought to have burned for one day, glowing instead for eight days. The Christian nativity story is filled with one miraculous sign after another; dreams, premonitions and – my favorite –…


‘The world is not perishing for lack of wonders.  The world is perishing for lack of wonder‘ – GK Chesterton *** ‘Those who don’t believe in magic, will never find it.’ – Roald Dahl, The Minpins (his final book).