The Disperser Tracks 2019 Season for Greetings

I’m always of two minds about the holidays. I view them in a secular context since religious, I’m not. For me, it’s about the voluntary focusing on people other than ourselves and the opportunity to remember and celebrate those who matter in our lives, be they near or far.

Mind you, I also like the trappings. But not all have an easy time of it because the celebration has lost its original focus and given way to rampant commercialization. And, there are dark undercurrents which — for me — have dulled the artificial shine of the season. 

What used to be an opportunity to enjoy the company of family and friends has morphed into . . . well, I don’t know what to call it.

But, if one sets aside the pressure to exchange gifts and extraneous things, there’s something about the sounds and sights and outward semblance of peace and love that can still lift one’s mood, even if it’s only temporary and even if one is aware it’s mostly a facade.

That’s what I want to celebrate; what I believe the season is supposed to be: people connecting with each other. With that in mind, first off, my holidays greetings, and then, something to maybe delight the few who take the time to enjoy it. 

Some might point out that it should read Holiday Season, but I deliberately chose the plural because there are multiple celebrations at this time of year.

And now, a few photos of the Martha Greenwell’s Mouse House.

If you click on the photo, you’ll get a larger view, but if you want to explore the details, click HERE for the full-size version (4881 x 2534, 7MB)

If you click on the photo, you’ll get a larger view, but if you want to explore the details, click HERE for a slightly larger version yet (2519 x 2578, 3.7MB)

If you click on the photo, you’ll get a larger view, but if you want to explore the details, click HERE for the full-size version (2973 x 4009, 8MB).

If you click on the photo, you’ll get a larger view, but if you want to explore the details, click HERE for the full-size version (3232 x 4876, 9.9MB).

This last one is already zoomed in enough to see the details, but you can still click on it for a version twice as large.

I’m sorry to say these were not good captures. I mean, they are fine for viewing, but the quality of the photo could (and should) have been much better. I don’t often shoot indoors and I sometimes forget to do things that would facilitate capturing great photos.

Those were shot in 2016, and we meant to go back in 2017 and 2018 but — as it is with many things — those plans didn’t come to fruition.

I hope you took the time to explore a bit of the Mouse House and that your celebrations, whatever they might be, are filled with good food, good cheer, and good friends.

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