Being relevant is more important than being trendy. I think that relevance is a long-term solution to being timely and timeless. Being relevant means that you are working hard to keep up with the world around you. I also requires an open mind and loving heart. At least that’s what I think. What do you think?
For more than 60 years the Danish Home in Croton has been issuing what most people would think of as Christmas seals—stamp-like labels placed on mail during the Christmas season to raise funds and awareness for charitable programs.1 The American Lung Association has become so well-known for its Christmas seals that they’ve trademarked the term, but that doesn’t prevent other organizations from creating these beautiful, poster-like images. Click the stamps to enlarge them.
You can see a larger selection of seals from the Danish Home on the organization’s website.
- Stamp collectors refer to Christmas seals as “Cinderellas” the term for anything resembling apostage stamp but not issued for postal purposes by a government postal administration. ↩︎
I got up early, before June the body but after June the voice. I checked the garden quickly for pottery shards after the frost giant’s party during the night and then walked up the chimney pot road as introspective smoke; the lady with the fluffy cat hat looking baffled by the miniature mountaineer climbing up my back - apparently he was trying an ascent of my unconquered North Face. I remembered to wave to a fragment of a person in the last house but one (unfortunately that was the only fragment not looking). I then found a pair of marching boots at the top of the road and climbed inside; disembarking outside a pair of clapping gloves. Cold feet talked to cold hands and then came home with a solar flare in a paper bag and a warrior ostrich in a haversack.
When I was a young kid back in the Philippines, I always look forward to fiesta season when the carnival comes to town with various rides and shows. The centerpiece of the carnival was the ferris wheel and I never missed a ride despite the funny feeling on my stomach when the gondola comes down. So when I visited London last year, I made sure to ride their landmark ferris wheel called the London Eye. The ride was much slower taking 30 minutes for a full turn and was intentionally built as an observatory to provide visitors a bird’s eye view of the city. I took this photograph a day before I took the ride while exploring my hotel’s neighborhood. I also booked the champagne experience package to skip the lines and for a less crowded gondola and synchronized my ride with the time of the sunset. Unless one is…
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