Sunday, November 29, 2015


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"The Annunciation" (1946) by Romare Bearden. Oil on canvas
"Advent" begins today with four weeks of being "pregnant" with anticipation, but as Santa dominates, we tend to focus more on finishing than waiting. In response, this year we're rebelling by spending the next 26-days before Christmas, known as "Advent," both fasting and praying to prepare for the next liturgical year to begin. Each religion has its reasons for "fasting," whether Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, or Jewish. Ours is about waiting for Christ's birth, and that makes the soon to be auctioned "Annunciation" (above) by Romare Bearden our NEWS OF WEEK.

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