Christmas day–play, hope, and love

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Couldn’t we combine faith and hope–stolid fides and eternally springing spes–to open up space for a new third in the dynamic that is driven by love? Faith-keeping play, faith-keeping hope, and faith-keeping love? A bit clumsy in the phrasing. But children–and dogs–know that play is what combines the elements of water, fire, earth, and air.

To make snow, of course.

I saw three ships come sailing in on Christmas Day, on Christmas Day.

I saw three ships come sailing in on Christmas Day in the morning.

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