The Return of the Magi  

When John packed away the Christmas decorations in January, our three wise men were missing.  I wrote about it (click here to read), and we continued to look for them in all kinds of crazy places.  We knew that if we found them, it would take us by surprise.

John opened a drawer in the credenza looking for candles.  Lo and behold, there they were!  All three were tucked neatly beside the candles.

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He had no memory of putting them there.  He began to wonder if he had stowed them himself, planning to take them out on Epiphany.  Well, this year there was no star in the East shining in that dark place.  Our Messianic heralds were mute and still.  I find it amusing that the whole time we were looking for them, they were a couple of inches below their allotted place.  In the photo, John’s hand is about where they should have been kneeling before the Christ Child.

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It may be my imagination, but they seemed to be a bit shrunken.  I set them on the table that was decorated for Flag Day, hoping they would perk up and stretch a bit.  Surely they are enjoying this out-of-season holiday, considering they would normally be packed in the stifling attic!

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11 thoughts on “The Return of the Magi  

  1. I love it! And I thought I was the only one who could put something somewhere and have no recollection…
    “Why are my car keys in the fridge?”
    So glad that which was lost has now been found!


  2. I love this! I’ll bet you parked those guys in that spot waiting to join the rest of their creche. I am searching for some magazines right now…they are in a spot where I move them frequently because they are in my way. Lost some important papers recently. I am the mad woman searching for lost things. Did you ask St. Anthony?

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  3. when n=my great-grand-daughter was tiny, her Dad was holding her and putzing around fixing her dinner, and lost his phone. She kept pointing to the freezer, he said “no” but she insisted…and yes, there was his phone in the freezer. “-)

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    1. I didn’t wave a flag today, but I had stars on my shirt and wore dangling stars from my ears. I never knew flag day was the 14th until after we married. Today was our 52nd anniversary.


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