Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas - A jingle of the bell...

Last year I was forced to celebrate Diwali away from home, in an alien land where Indian festivals were unheard of. That, as I had mentioned earlier was what triggered in me the wish to start the 'Why rains in India make so much noise' series. Now, as the festive season almost draws to a close, with Christmas and New Year, the whole concept of festivities again provokes thoughts. There seems to be some providential arrangement by which Christ was born in winter, amidst snow and cold winds. The snow-laden blocked roads of the Christian world, if I may say so, effectively prevent people from getting out of the house. The effect? A warm coy Christmas around the fire place with the warmest people who love you the most - family.

What can one do if work causes people to stay away from family and friends during a festival season? It can be frustrating. It can be depressing. But during a time of a recession, when holding on to a job is a luxury, one cannot afford to relegate work to second place! What if one works as ground staff at an airport? Works in the night shift? Well, after the initial frustrations and depressions are dealt with, it is reconciliation! So what if Christmas cannot be spent at home? Just grab a Santa cap, and spread the cheer around. Celebrate Christmas with everyone around, every other soul who feels equally, if not more low!

At the end of the day, it is the cheer that counts.... Merry Christmas everyone....

2 comments:

Smack D said...

Couldnt agree with you more. Very well written. Anyways you seem to be a hardcore blogger. Keep your craving going.

Um viajante said...

Merry Christmas!