Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quote of the Day (Joseph Brodsky, on the Nativity)

“Imagine the Lord, for the first time, from darkness, and stranded
Immensely in distance, recognising Himself in the Son
Of Man: homeless, going out to Himself in a homeless one.”—Joseph Brodsky, "Nativity Poem" (translated by Seamus Heaney) in Christmas at The New Yorker (2003)

This terracotta Nativity scene is part of the display in the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, Germany. It was crafted by Neapolitan sculptor Giuseppe Sanmartino (1720-1793).

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