Soft Christmas

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A soft opening, in retail terms, is without fanfare. In contrast to a grand opening, it’s a time to prepare, finalize and build a buzz about what’s coming.

The first Christmas was like that. An unassuming baby was born in a no-frills fashion and the buzz began.

December 2020 will be quiet. There are no parades, parties or festivals. There are no Nutcracker recitals, sitting on Santa’s knee or the usual frenzied schedule of obligatory events.

What there will be is a quieter time to reflect and appreciate each other, count your blessings and make memories.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Their website is Email them at If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.


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