Christmas is fast approaching again and i just want to be caught up in the frenzy of it all. I remember as a chid how we all looked forward to christmas. Hmmmmm……….new shoes, new dresses (amazing dresses by the way, with full ball and sometimes fringes), how we would try out our clothes and having it neatly kept back just after trying to avoid it being stained or unevenly tampered with.
How about fixing up the christmas trees and wall decorations, the lighting and all. It was soooo much fun! Filled with so much happiness and longing. The expectancy of it all was the sweetest part of it, the preparation put in place. The way we all gathered around the big bowl of hot water trying to pluck out the feathers of the chicken we would eat on that christmas day, Ohhhhhh…….the midnight mass! If you didn’t go for the vigil mass for Christmas then Christmas wasn’t complete! Our Choir was always superb! The St. Teresa’s Choir! They gave us nothing short of the best!
I remember how sad i used to be as the day draws close to an end just like every other day, this day too was made to last for 24 hours. I would look up the clock and say ” Oh! Its all over” but then i would console myself by saying the New year Celebrations will be on in a week’s time. That was something to look forward to for sure as i make my way to the toilet for the umpteenth time due to the fact that i would simply have overfed myself!
Sometimes, i really want to be a child again but then you look back and you remember how you so longed to be an adult and simply couldn’t wait! Wanting to be like one aunty or the other,talk like her, walk like her, do like her…….Waoh!
Enjoy every moment you’ve got now! This too shall pass and someday be just a memory!