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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:32 PM

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."

"Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance...in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding."

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Reply "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." (Original post)
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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:01 PM

1. Several years ago on "Antiques Roadshow,"

someone had Virginia's original letter, and the envelope in which she mailed it to the Sun, together with Frank Church's response. Church had returned the letter and envelope to her, and she had kept them with his printed article. I thought it was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen on the show, but they were unable to put a value on the collection.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 04:30 PM

2. Some see a Cathedral, and see only a marvel of engineering.

And ignore the faith that inspired the creation of the cathedral.

Some see a painting of the Virgin, and see a marvel of artistic technique, while ignoring the faith that inspired it.

Some here a hymn and marvel at the ability of the composer, while ignoring the faith that inspired the composition.

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