December 24, 2006

Christmas in Bethlehem

Here's an article I found in the Houston Chronicle by Matt Beynon Rees about life in Bethlehem over the Christmas period:
I've stopped thinking of Christmas as a convivial family occasion. The more time I spend in Bethlehem, the more I associate Christmas with secret assignations in cold, wet basements among masked men who'll be dead in a few months.
Now that paragraph probably doesn't do justice to the entire article but I found it rather poignant.

Matt Beynon Rees has a blog here.

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