I’ve always thought Christmas is celebrated in my country in the most jubilant manner that is unlike any other in the world. Of course I could be mistaken.
Here, all I have to do is get out of my house and take a walk around the neighborhood to feel the spirit of this special season. When you go to a mall, well, everything could be over the top – but I am not complaining. I’ve always loved Christmas decorations and Christmas music. I also start jonesing for fruitcakes -yup, i love them- and food for the gods.
Once, inside a department store, I overheard a young woman telling her friend, “I just took out a one-month salary loan to cover all my Christmas gift shopping.” Wow. I don’t think I could ever be that gallant and generous.
This particular post is the only one that tells how I feel about this wonderful time of the year. And I’d also like to express my fascination for the lovely falling snowflakes WordPress has provided every blog for the whole month of December. Such a delight for me.
In Araneta Center, site of the famous gigantic Christmas tree that has been traditionally put up each year, several food stalls have sprouted so people can gather and eat together with their friends and family. With dance music in the background, it’s like one big party.
I may be going through the most difficult time of my life right now, but I still would like to see and feel the beauty of Christmas.
Young or old, both rich and poor, it doesn’t matter. Everybody wants to celebrate and be a part of this joyful festivity.
Merry Christmas to you all!