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The Winter Playlist 2017

XVII I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the…

The Winter Playlist 2016

The last few weeks, I have been asking people to tell me what their favorite Christmas songs are. It can be kind of interesting to hear about, actually. Whether or not I ever tell those I’ve interrogated, I am always, always categorizing their responses. I find the people I get along with best respond with…

Welcome to the Holidays + The Winter Playlist 2013

Last year around this time, just as I was returning from visiting my family in beautiful Bavaria, I found this gem of a book called Sound Bites from Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos. He wrote a little excerpt about his stay in Munich at Christmastime that I think perfectly captured the spirit of the season: “When…