Friday, December 23, 2005
The Christmas tree sparkling with shimmering adornments and twinkling lights stand near my gate surrounded by the lush green lawn..
It is past midnight.. my sweethearts are sleeping..the silence is breathtaking....I am sitting in my fav place in my house.. the sitout on the first floor..The crisp chilly air that makes this season so special blows on my cold cheeks and fill my breath with exuberance. I gaze at the silent stars so far off..smiling at me in the mystical moist night air. They tell me that me and my world is just a miniscule bit in the wonder of the vast universe cosmos…
I sigh deeply.. To morrow we leave for Christmas holidays…
Memories fill my heart and make my eyes moist.. Memories of love, laughter and warmth.. .. Those hazy Christmas days.. Long back.. Homemade Stars with a platform for flickering candles.. Branches cut from the huge fir tree in front of the house and decorated with paper ribbons.. Cards.. Balloons..
The unconditional love that was my birthright.. Those beautiful.. Adorable people who are no longer with me.. Valliyappa.. Aminja.. Appachen.. Ammachi.. Chettappan.. Mariamma aunty.. Uncle..( He was just ‘uncle’.. my mom’s only brother.)
The list of loved ones on the other side is increasing as each Christmas pass by..
Thank you all.. For making those Christmas days so special…
New dresses.. Cakes.. Cards.. Stars.. They no longer fill me with joy.. I am too jaded for all that I suppose..
But I still love the Cristmas eve with night lights .. the carols… the laughter and good cheer..
I still love istening to “Silent night..” and “Jingle bells..”
I still love the crisp ..chilly.. misty.. dawn.. The Christmas mass.... Meeting my fav cousins..
I have also started to ponder at the deeper meanings of Christmas..
It is time to quieten our minds.. hearts and souls.. From the rush and routine of our lives..
Time to slow down and ponder where our thoughts, words and actions are taking us..
Time to experience the warmth that fills our hearts as we soak in the love, peace and joy that ‘He’ showers on us.. And gift it to those around us..
Wishing all my sweet friends a ‘HAPPY CHRISTMAS..’
Wishing you all boundless Peace.. Joy.. Hope .. And .. Love…