And that’s the best Christmas letter in several years

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~ by Servetus on December 24, 2019.

24 Responses to “And that’s the best Christmas letter in several years”

  1. 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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  2. Pour les personnes qui aiment la littérature, je vous conseille cette lecture.
    Elzéard Bouffier est “L’Homme qui plantait des arbres” dans la nouvelle écrite en 1953 par l’écrivain français Jean Giono.
    The Man Who Planted Trees – Amazon.com
    https://www.amazon.com › 1933392819

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  3. Yes, a good one! Merry Christmas all! 😘

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  4. Happy New Year!

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  5. I like that he acknowledges the “love and support…….in this little bubble” because his fandom is in general a generous one. And yes, I do remember being horrified at how old I would be at the turn of the century!
    Wishing you all here a happy Christmas and New Year.

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  6. Merry Christmas 🎄

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  7. Merry Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season 🎄

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  8. Frohe Weihnachten, Servetus. Ich hoffe, dass ihr ein paar friedliche Stunden im Kreise der Familie hattet. Alles Gute und beste Wünsche für das neue Jahr! S. xx

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  9. I used to wait with great anticipation to read these messages, but now I just feel like a distant observer. There is so much going on here (as our country literally burns) and his ‘world’ is just so different to anything I can relate to. To be fair, I might read a little about Chekov’s Uncle Vanya in order to understand some of the context of this. (I do like the part about Woodland’s Trust 🙂 Britain’s strategies to protect the environment are so much further along than ours!)

    Hoping this finds you well and that this time of year goes smoothly for you. x

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    • Indeed — same here. This year I was kinda like, “ok, Rich, if you want to take a break this year that would be fine,” but I guess when my expectations finally diminished, he picked up the slack. I need to reread the play. I’m pretty sure I read it in grad school … but that is 25 years ago now.

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    • The BBC are good at keeping the UK in the loop with regard to your awful fires, I hope you and yours are keeping safe.
      The message this year is less preachy, I wonder if he has something specific in mind when he says he has an idea.
      I have an idea, he could buy up Urban and the shed crew distribute it and give any profits to charity.

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  10. This really is a nice one!!!

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  11. It’s a nice letter. I have to confess, I never once looked ahead when I was younger to calculate my age at the turn of the decade. Aging has never “horrified me,” and I wonder if actors are more worried about it because their looks are their “product.” I just figure we are hopefully 20 years wiser/smarter than we were…..
    So nice to not have him pontificate about “kindness.” Do you think he might have realized that it annoyed some people? LOL!
    Serv, I wish you a Happy New Year, and also to everyone here on your blog! Best wishes, Babette xo

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    • Yeah, I only had one crisis birthday that involved aging — and I was 27. It hasn’t ever been an issue since then. In general (apart from specific circumstances of the moment) I value the maturity and calm and perspective that age has brought with it. But then: no one cares if I look 10 years younger than I really am.

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  12. Hope you had a nice Christmas and are having a good Hanukkah!

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  13. Thanks for all the positive holiday wishes!

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  14. Yes it’s much gentler. warmer. less admonishing letter than in previous years. I certainly recognise the ‘suffocating scream of inactivity or inertia’ although I bet mine is louder than his as he is hardly idle. Have a good Hanukkah Servetus and a peaceful happy new year.

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