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November Tidings

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 23, 2014, 10:29 AM
Greetings to all visitors, whether ye be friend or stranger.

As I trade my Saturday afternoons on tennis courts for contemplative (and festive) strolls about town, bundled as warmly as possible, I am always reminded why the winter holiday season is one of my favorite times of year (in spite of the cold!). For all the stillness in the landscape, there just seems to be a little added excitement among the crowds. The skies grow darker, sooner, but more lit and decorated, too. It is a striking contrast that speaks to me of simple joys.

My fiancee and I recently visited a Renaissance Fair - my first ever experience. Much of the art and glasswork was simply stunning, and I am somewhat amazed I did not walk out of there with bags and bags of goodies and an over-taxed credit card. I got to see some jousting, fire-juggling, and dancing; and, of course, I got to eat an oversized roast turkey leg. The highlight of the day, though, was my fiancee dressed as a princess and carrying a Toothless Build-A-Bear plush in a basket, which turned us into minor celebrities. We could not go more than ten minutes without someone complimenting us or trying to steal a quick pet (of the dragon). I am looking forward to seeing what else the season has in store.

And, of course, I hope you are finding success and happiness in all of your endeavors.

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somethingzenzen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the critique, John.
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SycamoreSea Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I don't have anything in particularly to share, just wanted to stop by and wish you well - hope 2013's been good to you so far! (:
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TheDorsai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'd favorite every single work you've posted but instead I'll watch you. Truly, you works inspire me.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
:iconsomeconfettiplz: Horray!
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UnderTheWildMoon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Thanks for following me. I look forward to seeing more from you.
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UnderTheWildMoon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Excellent work here. I'm glad to have found your gallery through your comment.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thank you, John, for faving my poem, "Hereafter" -- I'm honored that it speaks to you. :rose:
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Parsat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Writer
I'm liking this sudden burst of inspiration from you! What's going on?
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