less is More




there will be less someday

there will be less someday —

much less,

and there will be More;

less to distract and amuse;

More to adore

less to burden and confuse

More to undo

the cluttering of centuries,

that we might view again,

That which star and angels pointed to;

we shall be poorer —

and richer;

stripped–and free:

for always there will be a Gift

always a Tree.


— ruth bell graham




my friend, miss jessica dean… thank you for this magnificent poem.  merry Christmas to everyone!