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Bavarian Manger Scene

01 Jan
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Purchased by my mother on her first trip to Europe, this linen nativity came from either Bavarian Germany or Austria.

“Do you hear what I hear?” the traditional song asks.

“Do you see what I see? (sing along) A star, a star …with a tail as big as a kite.” I sang those words but never saw a nativity star in America that wasn’t bright white and stationary. Then I visited Europe where the famous star is yellow and has a huge tail fanning out behind it. That made a lot of sense in some ways. A star leading the way. You could picture the three kings looking up and following it, right?

Except…

Well, we don’t navigate by moving stars, do we? Okay, I don’t navigate by the stars at all, and I know we are the ones moving so they all appear to move. What did those wise astrologers bearing gold and frankincense and myrrh gifts for a the new king do? They got close to their destination and stopped to ask for directions.

Very wise men indeed.

Happy New Year! (Or Merry 8th Day of Christmas)

–Kristin

 

 

 

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