Merry Christmas

December 22, 2015

[ Merry Christmas to all my readers! And best wishes for you and your families in the coming year! I’ll be taking a few weeks away from the blog to be with family; new exercises will resume the first Tuesday of 2016. In the meantime, enjoy this Christmas card from me to you, with art “The Nativity of Jesus” by Botticelli and text from Luke 2:8-14 (King James Version). ]

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men.”

One Response to “Merry Christmas”

  1. Rutger said

    Happy holidays!

    Have fun with these trees.

    import time 
    
    def christmas_tree(n):
    	fatness = (n+3) / 7
    	for i in range(n):
    		print " " * (n - i), "*" * (2*i+1)
    	for i in range(fatness+1):
    		print " " * (n+1-fatness) + "|" * (1 + 2*fatness)
    
    for i in range(50):
    	for j in range(50):
    		print
    	christmas_tree(i)
    	time.sleep(0.2)
    

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