and the rabbit hole was perspective.
“See how from far upon the eastern road
The star-led wisards haste with odours sweet:
O run, prevent them with thy humble ode,
And lay it lowly at his blessed feet;
Have thou the honour first thy Lord to greet,
And join thy voice unto the angel quire,
From out his secret altar touch’d with hallow’d fire.”
– John Milton, at the tender age of 19, stayed up all night
on Christmas Eve, 1627, to write On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity.
It was the first thing he ever wrote. This is the fourth and final stanza.
Later, he would write Paradise Lost and become
one of the most celebrated voices in English literature.