The Mysterious Chest: A Merry Morbid Christmas to All

Posted December 18, 2017 11:57 pm by Sean Fitzpatrick

The Mysterious Chest: A Merry Morbid Christmas to All

The merry and the morbid have ever been cater-cousins. Man has for ages immemorial eaten, drunk, and made merry for the simple reason that tomorrow he dies. Let life be merry while it lasts, and especially, God willing, at Christmastime. And why not? Let nothing you dismay. Christmastime is a time when dark death was shaken by life’s light, when worlds commingled, when spiritual presences drew—and yet draw—closer to man, in some cases to shout triumphant Gloria’s in Bethlehem or, in other cases, to whisper phantasmagorias in boneyards. In short, the night before Christmas is when, all through the house,

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