The Free Press, Mankato, MN


December 24, 2013

Yes, Virginia there really is a Santa Claus

Why it matters: The spirit of Christmas can be found in many places


Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.”

And, we would add, make glad the heart of childhood that still exists in grownups.

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