Wednesday, December 25, 2013

ARE WE DONE YET?!? (359/365 DAYS, 3.0)

It is the night before Xmas...


"Shades of Nostalgia

Surely I can't be nostalgic about those Xmas I experienced with my parents, 
too often marred by flaring tempers and too much alcohol, 
generally finding me in my room with my headphones, 
seeking an escape in my music. 
But I know of people who have had happier experiences and told me about those. 
So while this day means nothing to me, 
the concept of Xmas, 
in its purest form, 
seems somewhat appealing. 

The picture above shows a detail of a bookstore's window. 
Soft shades of colors, 
elusive light,  
fragile shapes, 
all this trapped on a narrow ledge against the dirty glass of the window. 
The magic of Xmas is in the eye of the beholder, 
as easily created as it can also be squashed...


"Sharing" 

Another shop window, 
a music store this time. 
A poor little reindeer was alone in one corner of the window, 
so I decided to give it company by mirroring the image. 
The bokeh was created when I photographed the Xmas tree standing in the opposing corner. 
This is the only kind of magic I know, 
what I can give you. 
May you find your own magic on this day. 
Celebrate what you want, 
in whatever way you want, 
but please, 
remember the true spirit of this holiday 
if you call yourself a Christian. 
Merry Xmas!! 
:)~ 
HUGZ

4 comments:

  1. For me the magic of Christmas is not in childhood memories either. But sometimes as an adult I've found that magic. Thanks for creating some here.

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    1. On a few occasions, yes, I did too.
      Only a few...
      It is fortunate that one doesn't have to rely on occasions to be happy,
      but rather on the company we keep.
      :)~
      HUGZ

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  2. I have had a few very magical moments from Christmas' Past....my childhood and the ones I've had with Ron these past years.
    Bruno, you are correct yet again....tis the season to find those moments now however one wishes. And we did just that today.
    And I hope you did the same.
    All the best Bruno.

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    1. I enjoyed a nice quiet day off.
      Wish I could get more of those...
      :D~
      HUGZ

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