Time flies & Christmas is fast approaching, whether I like or not. AND it’s not that I don’t like Christmas, it’s actually my favorite holiday, no doubt. I now live in a climate with summer & sunshine when it’s Christmas. Something I have great trouble to get used to. For my part, it should be freezing cold, with meter-high snow drifts along the roads, frost, ice & unwillingness to get out from the warmth indoors. Then, & only then, can the Christmas be celebrated. I know it can possibly sound strange or even silly to feel that way, but many years of traditions make their mark.
Today we went to town to buy some little things, stroll around & just relax in the city rush & to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather. Christmas had arrived – all stores & malls were decorated to the top, as well as restaurants & cafes. It’s strange to see all these decorations, all food & hear Christmas songs to then step out to lightly summer dressed people in the heat. It makes the Christmas spirit a little paler, so to speak. Some might say that you are getting the best of both worlds … which of course in a sense is true, by all means. But still …
Let’s get in the mood with some candle light, the ideal attribute for a perfect Christmas.
Take care / Marie